I was diagnosed 10 yrs ago, my first seizure. Was on depakote 500 mg for 2 years and seizure free. Have been off ever since and no seizures for 8 years. I recently had another one. Ive been off meds and seizure free for a long time and do not want to go back on meds, i had too many problems while on them. Both times i had my seizures were during very difficult and emotional times in my life, im almost certain they were the cause. I recently suffered from kidney failure which is another reason why i do not want to go back on meds. So my question is... Am i being stupid for not going back on meds? Any thoughts are appreciated.