Man, first, f*ck those people. I have a feeling that most holier-than-thou gurus don’t even know what a panic attack is.
Inconsiderable and insensitive comments from woke spiritualists like ‘you just need love' or ‘you’re not healing’ are stupid. Of course you need love and healing…
I had my fair share of run-ins with benzos, panic attacks and dependency — both in family and with myself. It’s frighteningly easy to never stop taking them.
And I know this is not the one size fit all or a perfect solution, But what really has helped me is: physical excercise (especially HIIT), supplements like higher-grade Magnesium (not Magnesium oxide), L-tyrosine (on an empty stomach in the morning), 5-HTP (before bed) and writing.
Supplements and workout help fight withdrawals, but it’s not a perfect solution. Anyway, I hope you’re doing well man.