I started taking brand name Effexor XR 150mg 5 years ago. About 2 years ago, the insurance company switched me to Aurobindo's version of venlafaxine ER at 150mg. I didn't have any side effects. Roughly 2 months ago, the pharmacy switched me to Teva's version of venlafaxine ER at 150mg. I started feeling panicky and depressed; I was also sweating like crazy. My doctor raised my dose to 300 mg. My mood hasn't picked up and I've been seeing a psychologist. I believe I'm making some progress, but I'm starting to think the change to Teva brand has really messed me up. Has anyone had this experience with generic effexor?