MODULE 2: Epilepsy Medication Therapy 7 What Is My Treatment Goal? The goal of AED treatment is to reduce the number of seizures.1 There are options other than AED treatment that you and your doctor may decide to try that could be helpful. There may be other goals you and your doctor may want to discuss that are important to you, such as9 : • Driving • Traveling • Going to work or school • Attending events Talk to your doctor about requirements for driving as some places have restrictions for patients with epilepsy. You also want as few side effects from your treatment as possible.2 Finding this balance might take time. Some people with epilepsy may continue to have seizures, even after trying several AEDs.10 All AEDs can have side effects and may affect people differently.2