Hello. I read your query and I understand your concern. Valparin chrono is one of the most used drugs world wide for the treatment of a wide range of epilepsy so its choice makes perfect sense. Of course like most drugs it can happen to have side effects and if on the other hand it s not effective there are other alternatives which could be tried. Whether to be considered effective depends on the frequency of your seizures which you don t say as well as the dosage which could be increased if a small one (you don t mention how many tablets a day do you take). As for whether you can recover well that can t be said, especially since I don t know the details of your history. Often epilepsy treatment is a lifelong one, but if you are seizure free for a long time (at least 2 years) at times gradual interruption of treatment could be considered but only if closely followed by a neurologist. Hope to have been of help. Feel free to ask further questions.