Anyone have experience with seizure meds? in The Learning Challenges Board Posted September 16, 2014 My twin boys (now 13) were on seizure meds for 8.5 years. 2 years of that was phenobarbital and 6.5 years on lamictal. My boys started with seizures when they were 10 months old and had seizures up until I took them off the meds (go figure). In their case, the seizures were never controlled. Gosh, I hate even thinking about those days, it literally makes me sick. We ended up taking them off because both were having identical side effects as a result of the lamictal. I just thought it was wierd that they would develop these issues after 6.5 years on the same med. Honestly, it's hard to tell if my boys' learning challenges are a result of the seizures or side affects of the meds. I will say that once we got them off, we had huge academic improvements.