Growing up in the 60’s the folklore surrounding Epilepsy was ridiculous ,grab our tongues or we’ll swallow them ,it’s contagious and airborn , were retarded, were dangerous and violent after seizures and have to be restrained? there were so many and not one was true, and everyone called a ambulance everytime I would so much as blink. The truth is unless the seizures last longer than 5 minutes or you experience wave seizures (wave seizures are when instead of one finishing and you coming out of it, you start to come out and go back into full convulsion again without any break this in some cases can happen multiple times prolonged convulsion of this kind can be dangerous ) there is no need for medical intervention unless you injure yourself while thrashing around. My solution to well meaning ambulance callers during my school years was to pay a school friend to walk me to school and walk me home and his job was to sit on the sidewalk till I came around, he use to do his homework while he waited for it to be over. Finally the ideas have come out of the dark ages, and below is a great link to another great blog with a fantastic instructional video of what to and what not to do when you witness a seizure.