I had it happen once (although to be fair, they had found me passed out at the bus stop, so nobody knew what had happened). Perhaps you could also put on your bracelet a contact number?
I agree with you – I argued in a thread about someone who had a classmate with seizures that one should NOT automatically call 9-11, unless said seizure lasts longer than (I think it’s what, three minutes?) People kept shooting me down.
Please, listen to us epileptics. We don’t need emergency treatment every time we have a seizure. It looks damned scary, but generally we’ll be fine.
Is there an option to get temporary Medicaid to help you pay off your bills? When I was first diagnosed, it was because a I had a seizure on the bus, and ended up in the hospital for a week. After all the tests, I racked up enough of a bill that I qualified for some kind of special aid that helped me pay off my bills. (I wasn’t eligible to get Medicaid permanently, just to take care of the hospital bills). It couldn’t hurt to check it out.
(Fortunately, I haven’t had a grand mal in years. Still, better safe than sorry. I didn’t realize that was an option to have that on a bracelet – perhaps an upgrade is in order?)