By exploring more options, you may find a treatment that improves your seizure control or reduces unwanted adverse events. The prospect of being more in control of your own life is a great incentive. If you find that one treatment isn’t working as well as you would have hoped, always remember difficult-to-treat doesn’t mean impossible to treat.
Ask your doctor if these treatment options are right for you.
What is it?
Who is it good for?
An implantable device you can use with your current treatment that may help you experience fewer and less intense seizures. Learn more about how VNS Therapy works.
People whose medications aren’t fully effective or have stopped working, or people whose medications have side effects that affect their daily lives. Contact your healthcare team to discuss if VNS Therapy is right for you.
An operation on certain parts of the brain that cause seizures.
People with certain kinds of difficult-to-treat epilepsy. Your doctor will first need to run tests to see if it is an option.
A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that, although followed temporarily, is thought to have long-term benefits.
Generally, children up to 12 years of age.
|Modified Atkins diet|
Similar to Atkins in most areas
The first line of treatment for epilepsy, yet one in three people are unable to control their seizures with medication alone.
People with certain kinds of epilepsy, but often used in combination with other therapies to treat difficult-to-treat epilepsy.