I went thru two medicine before i was put on Keppra. What works on one does not work on another.
Gabitral and Potiga... AHHHH!!!
For me Phenobarbitol and Mysoline were the worst. I was on Phenobarbitol as a very young kid. My mother stated under no circumstance was I to let them put me on Phenobarbitol. As an adolescent after having had brain surgery I noticed that I was getting two yellow pills. One was Valium. New nothing about the other. But, I was getting to want to hurt emotionally a very friendly female patient who slipped out of her ward to come down to talk with me. I could not understand why. Then I started thinking and then asked the nurse about that other yellow pill. Turned out it was Phenobarbitol. So I told my mother when she came and she blasted them. I was back on Mysoline which made me suicidal in my thirties because it converted into Phenobarbitol before doing whatever to control my seizures. I learned that and got put on Tegretol long lasting. Best thing for ME.
Keppra was my worst. It caused the absence seizures which I still suffer from occasionally up to and beyond this day even after I was taken off it 2 years ago.
The other was Epilim, I put on a lot of extra weight and it didn’t control the seizures.