Hello and welcome to HealingWell. I am glad you found us and I think you will find the members warm and caring as well as wise.
I have never been on Cipralex but I have been on many of the SSRIs and SNRIs. I have found the same thing - it takes everyone a different amount of time to get onto the medications. I believe every medication you hear about now days talks about the side effects which cause your anxiety to increase.
If you have concerns re your medication please do talk with your physician as they can ofter explain to you how to deal with the side effects.
I am sorry you have been missing your Mom but remember all of us grieve in our own way and you have the right to your feelings.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety/Panic, Osteoarthritis, GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. www.healingwell.com"If you can't change the world, change your world"