What is a tonic–clonic seizure?

There are many different types of epileptic seizures. The tonic-clonic cramp is well know, and the one people tend to think of when imagining a epileptic seizure. It has been known as a ”grand mal” but that term is fading out of use.

The tonic-clonic seizure comes it two phases. The seizure starts with a sudden rigidity in the body called the tonic phase. One may feel air being pushed out of the lungs, and it becomes impossible to move. Hereafter one loses conscience, fully or partly, and falls to the ground.

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David's story: Finding the right seizure alarm for my son with epilepsy

... To give you some background as to why we chose the Epi-Care Free, it is necessary to first explain that our son, Simon, is autistic with learning difficulties and normally lives in a specialist care home but also has home visits for a few days each month, occasional longer stays such as at Christmas, and comes on holiday with us every year.

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