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For many years, antiepileptic medicine was the only treatment for people with epilepsy. This is still true for many people, although surgery is now an option for some. Seizures that cannot be controlled with medicine or treated by surgery may sometimes respond to other treatments.
Other treatment choices
Treatments for epilepsy that can be used along with medicines and surgery may include:
What to think about
The ketogenic diet has been used with some success in treating children with severe seizures who have not responded to antiepileptic medicines. It has been especially effective in treating seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that does not respond well to medicines. Extremely high in fat and low in carbohydrates, the ketogenic diet can be hard to follow.
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