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Is it possible to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no epilepsy?

Yes; possible. Children who have had a single tonic-clonic seizure, the risk that they will have more seizures depends on many factors. Some will outgrow their epilepsy. Some need to be controlled by seizure medicines. Many who are seizure-free for a few yrs. While taking seizure medicine will stay seizure-free if the medicine is gradually stopped. If exam & eeg is normal, 70% will stay seizure free w/o meds. Read more...

How common is it to have a tonic-clonic seizure with no history of epilepsy?

Seizures vs epilepsy. Tonic clonic seizures is a type of seizures, as opposed to absence or partial seizures caused by a variety of causes including drugs, medications, trauma, stroke, electrolyte disorder to have epilepsy is to have recrurrent unprovoked seizures, so we cannot compare apples and oranges. Read more...

Please explain when a person should call 911 for someone with diagnosis epilepsy having a tonic clonic seizure?

Be reluctant. Remember that a call to 911brings an ambulance; the ride to the hospital is very expensive, besides huge emergency room charges. So, if one is not injured, and has only one convulsion, instead contact your neurologist and have your meds adjusted. However, if there are breathing problems, such as an aspiration (rare), bad back pain (vertebral fracture), or prolonged recovery, need attention. Read more...
Call 911. If you do not know the first aide principles for treating people having a seizure, call immediately. If a seizure lasts more than 2 minutes, call 911, as most seizures are shorter than that. If there is any question of compromised breathing call 911. If there is any indication of injury that might compromise the individual, call 911 immediately. Read more...

I have 'seizures' they think are epilepsy but cant find a way to control them. Arnt tonic clonic like the others Insted these can occur daily. I get confused say repeatly the same thing & end up on ground unresponsve 10min. Am tired with no mem after?

Might be . Does sound like seizures but your question got cut off. Where in nz are you? This would probably be more suitable for a consultation. If you're in the Waikato this can be done virtually otherwise your GP is a good start. . Read more...
Be seen. If you have seizures, you need to be evaluated and potentially have a number of diagnostic studies performed in order to create a treatment plan. Please be seen promptly for this issue, and avoid operating heavy machinery and/or driving until this is taken care of. Read more...
Please repost. Please repost your question and explain who "they" are and what's been tried already to "control" them. If trying to "control" them doesn't include taking seizure medicines, then you're wasting your time. You're ALSO endangering your life and possibly the lives of many others. Read more...

Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

No. There can be petit mal attacks =catatonic state. There can be isolated movements of certain body parts as well. Read more...
Epilepsy. is by definition recurrent unprovoked seizures. Recurrent provoked seizures are seen on occasion (for example the alcoholic who uses up his SSI monthly stipend who presents to the ER with alcohol withdrawal seizures on the 29th of the month) GTC seizures can occur for many reasons (taking too much Ultram, caffeine, cocaine, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, withdrawal from Benzodiazepine. Read more...