Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    is it safe to switch meds?
    An_190255 posted:
    was on attivan which worked good 1mg for a month, then got switched to .5 klonopin for about a month was told to take it 24 hours after my last dose of attivan. klon didnt really work, felt a little bit of chest pain, just felt relief hours and almost the end of the day relief. so nurse practioner psych. swicthed me back to 1 mg attivan. and start it 24 hours after last dose of klon. was ths safe to switch back to it? Today the attivan feels ok but not like it did when i first used to use it. can this be because i have built up a tolerance. How do I safely take my attivan dose, and how do i taper correctly? my breathing is just so messed up, i feel like i cant breathe.
    alonealonealone responded:
    I don't know anything about meds as I'm not a doctor...but if you are having trouble breathing please go to the hospital. If it's nothing, then it's nothing. But if it isn't then the hospital is where you need to be.

    Featuring Experts

    Reid Wilson, PhD is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Don...More

    Helpful Tips

    Successfully beat Effexor withdrawal - Here is how I did it:
    This is a Success Story and Instructions on Beating Effexor Withdrawal. I spent hours reading these forums and found that there were many, ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    14 of 14 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.