Hi, I have protein and leucocytes in my urine (I get repeated urine infections and antibiotics haven't been much help) and I had a bladder ultrasound done. The sonographer told me at the time the scan was normal but when I went to my appointment for a follow up at the urology department I looked through the report on the scan (when the urologist was out of the room and I was curious) and it says that "the lining of the bladder is thin upon scanning and there was a 4 cubic cm of fluid left in the patient's bladder post-micturition." I didn't feel it was my place to question the consultant when he came back because then he would have asked me how I would have known about that even though it was in my file. He wants me on an anti-cholergenic drug that will in his words help my brain identify the need to go for a wee. At the moment I have no urge to go and have no thirst instinct switched on. He wants the thirst instinct switched back on and the medication will do that.
The trouble I have with the medication I've been prescribed is that it's meant for patients with Parkinson's Disease and one of the side-effects listed is tachycardia! Since the 50mcg T4 I'm on is meant to regulate the heart rate and otherwise improve metabolism would that mean that if I were to take this anti-cholergenic I could end up tachycardic? Is taking this medication such a good idea? I have my doubts. Thanks