I have dp since 2 years. What is making the things complex is that I have alittle boy to take care about, and a boyfriend who doesn't have a clue and think it's only depression and is tired about me. I also have no job since my meternity leave, so I have to find one.
I don't say my dp is worse. I just say I am not used to it. I cry everyday since 2 years. I do crisis, I get angry, I am so sad. No everybody on this board cry everyday I think. I get sometimes suicidal thoughts but I won't do it because of my child.
I don't trust much doctors here because in Quebec, Canada, THEY don't know about depersonalization at all. I saw (or wrote to) more than 20 persons in the medical community (including psychologists, nurses, doctors, psychiatrists) I would have to talk to someone in London!!!! or NY! So it makes things difficult for me to trust someone here since they don't know about dp and put this into anxiety, or schizo. They are simple-minded.
Anyway, about the point (why taking it if it doesn't work)? It's logical. If you don't see any difference AT ALL since many months, then maybe it doesn't help. I say maybe.
And I have a psychiatrist who I don't trust, he doesn't know Lamictal, so he is not really aware of possible side effects. It's scary. I try to find another one, but again, here in Canada, medical system is public, and we have to wait many many months to have anothe rone, who will probably don't know about dp/dr neither. Even private system ($$$$) doesn't have much psychiatrists. We have a lack of doctors here, it's real and government try to change that, but it's not easy.
Anyway, I really hope Lamictal will help you. Maybe I will continue and be a guinea pig too.