Poison singer Bret Michaels is in "positive spirits", despite being
diagnosed with a side effect relating to the recent haemorrhage he
The news reports are stating a setback for Bret Michaels that may put
him at risk for seizures.
In fact it appears that he was
diagnosed with hyponatremia, a condition that is considered to be
relatively common in hospitalized patients.
Here is a full
description from Epilepsy.com, a section that was adapted from
the work of Steven C. Schachter, MD, a professor at Harvard Medical
"Hyponatremia is relatively common in hospitalized
patients. It occurs when an imbalance between the intake and excretion
of water results in excess water relative to sodium. This imbalance may
be the consequence of impaired water excretion or fluid intake that
exceeds the excretory capacity of the kidneys (as in primary polydipsia6
or iatrogenic administration7)"
- nausea and malaise (earliest symptoms)
- muscle twitching
- seizures (partial
or generalized tonic-clonic)"