I agree with Ben that just a summary is preferable. But whatever you decide to take, remember that it’s primarily for you - i.e. it’s NOT just to hand over to your consultant, for him to sit there and read, as a substitute for you actually having to say anything.
If you’re going to do things that way, you might just as well send him and email with it all on, and not bother having a face-to-face at all, as the whole point is it’s supposed to be a two-way interaction, not just for you to hand over a list, like a petition.
If you do that, you risk that he will shove it in a file “for later”, it will never see the light of day again, and meanwhile you’ll be left without your crib-sheet, which was supposed to be your reminder of the important things you’re meant to tell him.
So take it, use it only as a prompt for discussion. IF he would like a copy for the file, give it only at the end (making sure you’ve kept a copy for yourself), so you don’t either lose it immediately, as he shoves it in his desk, or waste valuable contact time while he just sits there reading it (very one-sided).
The usual trend is that patients don’t get to see neurologists very often, or for very long. So really try to make it count - don’t just hand over the list, as it’s not a very effective use of time.
Also try to group your symptoms/problems into broad headings, instead of listing each one individually. So say the symptom is: “tremors”. Don’t have: “tremor in right hand, October 2014”, then seven items down: “tremor in left hand, June 2015”. Try to group ALL similar occurrences together, and you only need rough approximations of dates and durations.
You don’t need: “On Tuesday 12th, at 2 p.m.”. It’s enough to say things like: “On and off for about two weeks in Summer, I had…” - and say what it was.
Also don’t necessarily arrange things in date order. Arrange in order of most troublesome, upsetting, or disabling first.
Put any minor things near the bottom. That means, if you do run out of time, and don’t get to cover everything on the list, at least you won’t have left out anything big that’s really upsetting you.
You don’t want to spend half the appointment discussing your tingly pinkie, and then realise you forgot to mention an episode where you couldn’t walk or see properly - so prioritise!