Apr 14, 2010 - 6:57 pm
I had my right kidney removed in September 2009 and since then I have had some major anxiety problems. When I'm in a public place or sometimes at work I get very nauseous, lightheaded and nervous, bordering on a panic attack. My doctor gave me Xanax and that helps, but I hope I won't be dependent on this drug forever. I had no anxiety troubles before my surgery.
I was wondering if dealing with stress has become different for others who have had kidney cancer and if so how did you deal with it. Could this be physically connected to the loss of one kindey? I read that magnesium helps regulate stress and kidneys help regulate that mineral so I wonder if having one kidney has caused this trouble.
(By the way, I'v talked to my doctor about this and they can't explain what's happening. Like many doctors I thing they're unwilling to commit to a diagnosis. It's safer to be vague. That's why I'm posting here... just to see if others have experineced the same thing and to see what your doctor told you.)