My husband has nocturia - bad. Since his pneumonectomy (T3 N1 M0) In October 2014 he has been up every two to three hours to pee. He has not had a restful sleep in the last 4 years and it is seriously impacting his quality of life. He has recently begun measuring and he pees up to two litres every night (no less than one.
His prostate is slightly enlarged (by CT scan) but the GP is convinced the problem in not urological
My husband was recently prescribed desmopressin by the GP for his nocturia but his sodium fell very low and the oncologist team phoned and said stop immediately.
The GP is ‘convinced’ the nocturia is connected to the lung cancer and said ‘I am surprised they haven’t picked it up’. The oncologist says it is not connected,
My husband has recently had a recurrence of his NSCLC (3.5 years after pneumonectomy) and is on carboplatin and gemcitabine,
My husband has now been referrred to an endocrinologist by the GP (who still thinks the oncologist and pulmonologist are wrong}.
This is so stressful - coping with this as well as a recurrence. My husband is exhausted as he never, ever can sleep for more than a couple of hours,
Are we on the right track with the endocrinologist? Any suggestions or comments most gratefully received,