Epilepsy has many causes, takes many forms, and affects each person differently. Living with epilepsy can be challenging. This is especially true for people living with what is often called difficult-to-treat epilepsy.
Epilepsy can be described as difficult-to-treat after the failure of two anti-epileptic drugs to control seizures over an adequate period of time. Difficult-to-treat epilepsy is also often referred to as refractory epilepsy, drug-resistant epilepsy, and pharmacoresistant epilepsy.
Many people with difficult-to-treat epilepsy are now able to participate more in activities with family and friends. You can learn from their personal experiences on this site. Afterwards, you may wish to share these stories with your friends or talk to your doctor about what treatment options are best for you.