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Linda, thank you for explaining about the A1C for me.

Jdimassimo, thanks for your help. I appreciate all the help I can get. But boy you ask some tough questions!! No, I haven't been to an endocrinologist before. You wouldn't believe it, but my thyroid condition was original recognized by a psychiatrist I was seeing! She apparently noted some of my symptoms she recognized could be related to a thyroid problem and sent me for some tests. I don't have a general practitioner and just go to whatever doctor is available and that I can afford. Part of this also has to due with frequent moves that make it difficult to find a regular doctor to see.

I am definitely aware of consequences as I already know my health is poor and I've seen other family members go through major health issues. My father, still alive, had a massive heart attack at only 39 years of age. So, unfortunately, I do know some of what can happen when people don't take care of themselves.

My diet right now is pretty much eat whatever is cheap and handy and it's rarely healthy food. Usually TV dinner type meals. I don't like to cook. I'm very overweight. I've always struggled with my weight. I inconsistently exercise. For me that is just taking short walks or doing extra things around the house that I don't normally do, nothing like aerobics.

Medications I'm taking right now are unithroid and strattera (for depression, not ADHD). I also have xanax, but do not take them regularly. I only take them when absolutely necessary.

I know something else I probably do wrong is have no real set schedule.

Well, I'm feeling pretty low right now with listing all of these negatives about me. :( The only good I feel I can say about me here is I don't drink, smoke or do drugs. Mentally, I think I'm ready for some changes, but slow, realistic ones. I'm dealing with a lot of things in my life, some of which are out of my control and I can't magically flip a switch and change my life. If only it were so easy.

But any input, advice, help is welcome.