Hello Mohit Sharma
Welcome to Health Care Magic
As per guidelines usually after a single episode or in some cases two episodes of seizures, patient is advised to take AEDs. As you were also having Neurocysticercosis
which was the cause of your seizure, and you had finished the treatment of Neurocysticercosis also. Following which you took phenatoin 300 mg. per day, and presently you are seizure free for about 17-18 years.
Usually AED drugs are given for at least 3 years in any epilepsy
patient, after 3 years of seizure free period the neurologist
taper the drug.
In you case you are seizure free for 17 yrs, your scan is also normal so you have to stop taking the medicine as per your Neurologist advise.
and headache you are having is nothing to do with pharmacological action of drug, it is just the anticipatory anxiety of any untoward episode. Be assured and follow proper seizure prophylaxis like-
- For few days avoid driving in night, avoid looking to bright lights.
- Try to take meals on time
- Don't take alcohol or any other psychoactive substance
- Late night awakening to be avoided for some time
Get an EEG done and take opinion of neurologist for any residual electrical discharge.
Hope I cleared your doubt.
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi