Usually, though, if you are able to control your epilepsy pretty soon after your initially start having seizures, the better in terms of long term
seizure control. I know it can be hard and frustrating (been down that road myself many times), but hopefully things will work out. 70% of people are able to obtain seizure control via medications alone, the medications are not exactly easy to deal with, i.e. unpleasant side effects. Known, in the epilepsy community, as "necessary poisons.