I had several problems over the years with doctors switching me to different medicines whenever I moved somewhere.
Part of the problem was lack of information. I should have been recording the following information: ALL of my medicine changes, hospitalizations, seizures, and any relevant information that would help a neurologist figure out what is going on. Many people who have epilepsy keep an epilepsy diary in order to record this information. I was not doing this and my doctors were having problems with my treatment as a result.
My spouse and caregiver had the brilliant idea of organizing all of my medical records and recording it in a spreadsheet. They were spread out over several states, so this was a massive undertaking. We then organized the epilepsy-related information from my medical records into tables, graphs, and charts. If my epileptologist needs it, I can print it off or email it. (Not being sarcastic, my epileptologist loved the spreadsheet!)
Has my diary been successful? Absolutely! My care team has often used it to find out what medicines I have taken and why I stopped taking them. I have also used my diary to find out other useful information. I feel more empowered when going to visit members of my care team when I bring it along.