There is excessive electrical activity within the brain in epilepsy
. There are many different types of epilepsy which can manifest in a variety of different ways. Depending on the type of epilepsy, doctors may recommend pharmacological treatment, surgery, or other treatments.
The primary method of treating epilepsy is the use of anticonvulsants. Generally a patient will be started off with one medication, but if that proves to be insufficient then other medicines are added which depends upon the type of epilepsy and the symptoms.
Anti-convulsant medications do not cure epilepsy. They only help to alleviate its symptoms. While in some cases surgery can be curative for epilepsy, there are significant risks with any type of neurosurgery. On the other hand, some forms of epilepsy only occur during certain times in childhood and will go away on their own without any treatment.
These anti convulsants cause drowsiness
in the person and specially in the early stages of starting it.With time drowsiness reduces.
Never stop any medicine without the advise of your doctor.
You should continue with your medicines.
It is better to avoid driving any vehicle.