welcome to healthcaremagic. You mentioned that many a times your medication was tapered off but due to fresh episode , you were put back on it.This shows, you presently require medicine, may be at lesser amounts but you do need it.What you have been having in last 7-8 mnths could have been fits
only,but less severe though. Hence there is need for you to restart the medicine, off course after consulting with your neurologist
. And pl do not stop the drug on your own, without the doctors advice.