What Is Tonic-Clonic Seizure?

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Tonic-clonic seizures, formerly known as grand mal seizures, comprise two stages: a tonic phase and a clonic phase. These seizures can be so intense that they can be frightening to experience or observe, as extreme muscle spasms may temporarily arrest breathing.
How long does it take to go through a seizure? Is it something recurring?
It depends but yes, it could be recurring. A tonic-clonic seizure usually lasts 1-3 minutes, but in some cases, it may last up to five minutes. If it lasts more than five minutes, or occur one after another without recovery between seizures, the individual may be experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency and requires immediate medical help.
Days ago, my uncle happened to experience these horrible seizures. We were so lucky that we sent him to the hospital and got him diagnosed and treated as soon as we noticed his abnormal behaviors.
What kind of behaviors did you find abnormal? And what kind of home remedies can I apply before the medical staff arrived if my beloved one suffers from these seizures?
At first, he told us that he had this unbearable headache and fatigue. And then we comforted him and told him that perhaps he needed some sleep. But it turned out to be the wrong direction. Later, he got these recurring seizures. It was so severe that he couldn’t even tell who we were and was generally losing his bowel and bladder control. It was then that we realized that it was something big and we send him to the hospital without further hesitation.
If you are with someone who has a tonic-clonic seizure, try the following steps:

1.    Keep calm and don’t restrain them.
2.    Do not put anything in their mouth.
3.    Turn them onto their side.
4.    Make sure the area around their body is clear of objects that could hurt them.
5.    Time the seizure.