Thanks for posting an update. Considering your symptoms sound a lot like mine, it gives me hope that I’m on the right path. It still really amazes me how uninformed doctors are about hormones, especially in younger men.
If you haven’t already, I’d suggest reading up on sleep hygiene. I think one of the most common mistakes people make nowadays (which I’m definitely not innocent on) is using electronics within an hour of trying to sleep. The blue light from the screen can suppress your natural melatonin levels which can delay your ability to fall asleep. At the very least, I’d suggest installing a blue light filter like f.lux on your electronics.
Another good piece of advice I’ve found is to not just lay in bed for hours at a time. If you can’t fall asleep, get up for 10-15 minutes, find something to do that’s not too active (stretch, walk around, read, etc.), splash some cold water on your face, and try again. Tell your body you’re restarting the process of falling asleep, because just laying there (at least from my experience) gets to a point where you’re so frustrated at being awake that you can’t relax. You can’t strong arm yourself into falling asleep.
The unfortunate thing about medications is they’re usually a temporary fix at best. Eventually your body adjusts and they lose effectiveness. Not that short term solutions aren’t useful because lack of sleep is horrible (believe me, I know), but I think long-term solutions are much better to pursue.