Not sure where to put this but we will see if anyone here has a thought on this.
I have recently started back to lifting after a few months off due to tapering off of long term low dose benzo use for anxiety. Although I have gotten weaker in my time off the bigger issue appears to be that either my central nervous system is still very sensitive or I am pumping out excitatory chemicals. I can do simple exercises but when I start to exert I get jittery, anxious, heart Palos and it feels like things are short circuiting.
Anyone been through this? Does it sound more like a cns issue or cortisol, norepinephrine or something else? Not sure if I should supplement with something or just be patient and start slow with simple lifts.
Thanks for any pointers. I’ve lost about 15 pounds and need to get it back!