I wish I could fake not having siezures.
In response to ShannonD's comment about how on earth would you know how to fake a TC (sorry I know that isn't an exact quote). I do role play and for one performance I had to argue with the villain and collapse before magically being resurrected as a beautiful princess (someone else in a pretty dress with flowers in her hair and a few decades less on the clock)
Everyone knows I have epilepsy but in the 12 years we have been doing this no one has ever seen me have a seizure and, to be honest, I'm not sure if some of them have ever seen a seizure.
Anyway, one particularly good argument with the villain I was doing what I thought was doing a rather good lead up to my collapse and trying to hint to the kids that I'm not really some scruffy old bag who talks to trees I'm an enchanted princess. I miss timed it and just went down moments before the kids arrived with the magic stuff to change me into the princess. Martin the villain and everyone else were suddenly all about.
I'd managed a very convincing collapse and it wasn't on cue. The day was really hot and I have epilepsy. If people aren't sure, their minds will pad out a lot.
You know the bystanders' descriptions of seizures where you would think you were turning into a werewolf...
Regards the people who post videos of themselves on line having seizures or faking them. This is my opinion for what it's worth, some people do it and they do it in the hope that someone will say 'yeah that is normal, that's what happens to me' because even your GP hasn't seen multiple seizures to clarify (as I found out on one occasion when I was given a drug I had innate tolerance to), my GP sat and quivered I was told before becoming my ex-GP.
The fakers, well you will always get them.
As long as the con artists are never confused with actual patients with real issues that have been previously mentioned e.g. psychogenic, functional, dissociative etc.
What really winds me up is not the videos, but the nasty little haters in the comments section at the side. Even if someone is faking they don't always get good wishes, hugs, and prayers!
If you go onto a certain internet video site and look up seizures of animals (I'm not warped I did it for a research project at uni until I found a veterinary site that had animals with the seizure videos and diagnosis - and no comments other than medical) - pretty sure they aren't faking it - the comments that people give to animals are a lot more concerned, understanding and sympathetic than they are of their own species.
The other thing is videos of children taking seizures. Some parents may think that this is helpful for other parents or a useful online record but have they never heard of privacy settings or home videos? Imagine those children at secondary school or work with free access videos of their seizures as children on the internet, given that 70% of the 50% of childhood epilepsies stay in childhood.