I have been on zanax for 17 years and my doctor left and I went to the new doctor. My zanax dose was 1mg 3 times a day, to .5mg of clonazepam. What Idu why taking off zanax and putting me on another downer withdrawaling me from zanax to this. I took all three of 3 .5mg I supposed to take. Still having chest pains, I have never abused my meds. It was my idea to get a lower dose of zanax. But to just see someone the first time and change the meds to me seems wrong. This doctor doesn't know my story and bad I need nerve meds every day. Can someone please give me advice?