Will I need to take drugs for a lifetime?

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For some people the answer is "yes". However, many people, particularly some children who grow out of the tendency to have seizures, can have their medication withdrawn after a period of (two years perhaps) being seizure-free. Withdrawal of medication should be done gradually and under the supervision of a competent doctor. In many cases this can be done successfully and the seizures do not recur but unfortunately there is no way at present of predicting accurately those in whom the seizures will return.