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bettyst, I've had them and those grandma seizures are rough. :)

allison, it varies depending on the individual. With Carbatrol, mine come every 2 or 3 months but they were more frequent and severe when they weren't under control. With Phenytoin they were much less frequent, even nonexistent, but the side effects were much worse than with Carbatrol.

It also varies depending on activity. Mine have been more frequent when I haven't had enough sleep or have been on the internet too long.