Hey guys, I've finally discovered this forum and am hopeful some of you can give me a hand with my current situation. I've been feeling fairly shitty the past two years, or so (details in the Symptoms section), and am really trying to get my act together to figure out what is going on with me. I've tried to be as thorough as I can in detailing my general info/symptoms/lab work, but if anything else is warranted please let me know.
Height/Weightt: 6' and 215lbs
Waist: 35 inches (around belly button)
Facial/Body Hair: Lebanese ancestry, so thick rug on chest, arms, legs; face doesn't fill in completely (not quite thick enough to grow beard/moustache) and cheeks are patchy at best.
Male Pattern Hair Loss: no
Fat gain: diet dependent, but I have noticed a tendency to pack it on more easily than I used to.
Fat storage: stomach, buttocks primarily
Morning Temperature: hovers around 96.1 degrees, ranging from 95.9 - 96.3. Increases to around 98 as the day goes on.
-Don't typically feel cold when it isn't warranted (though I hadn't really thought about it until recently, and it IS the winter so who knows).
-No real "changes" in how I deal with stress (i.e., I don't feel particularly beat up or weak at the end of a stressful day).
-I drink a lot of coffee (around a pot a day). It is usually very tough to get going without it (despite sleeping 8 - 10 hours per night).
-Oftentimes, it is tough getting going in the morning and I crash in the early evening (making gym consistency difficult as that is when I am best able to go). I usually get my second wind after a few hours and occasionally this carries into the night - making it difficult to fall asleep.
-No unusual cravings for sugar, salt.
-Nails and hair are not brittle.
-No pain or aching in testes.
-No history of steroid use (including Deca)
-No history of stimulant use outside of coffee and the occasional Adderall for studying (not my prescription)
-Low sex drive. I fit the description of looking at beautiful women as "works of art" as opposed to objects of lust.
-Inconsistent and soft erections. If I hold off for a day or two I can get a decent one going, but once it's over I'm pretty toast for the next day or so. They also don't tend to pop up or stick around without manual stimulation (goodbye HS days of pleasantly uncomfortable, bumpy bus rides)
-No morning wood/nighttime erections (that I'm aware of - never woken suddenly to one)
-Not really "depressed", but I do not get excited easily and can't really remember the last time I was genuinely optimistic/enthusiastic about something (though that's not to say I am never in a good mood - I just haven't felt the far end of the positive emotional spectrum in some time). I'm not really Ã¢??sadÃ¢??, just typically emotionally flat lined, more or less.
-Lacking motivation to work out; lack of "general" motivation
-Trouble falling asleep and waking up
-Social withdrawal (I WANT to be able to go out, but whenever I actually do it seems I can hardly wait to just get it over with)
-Overly lethargic without a caffeine boost despite sleeping 8 - 10 hours per night.
It all seemed to start with erection issues (prompted by a shitty relationship). At first, I assumed it was in my head and that it would resolve itself; however, it didn't seem to for months. Saw my doc who "confirmed" my suspicion that it was a psychological issue and suggested I just relax over it (admittedly, probably not the worst advice for a 20-something, but in retrospect I wish I was more assertive/he was more thorough; but then, I wasn't exactly enthusiastic over discussing the issue). He offered me a prescription for Viagra to help me through it but I declined.
Over time, the listed symptoms manifested themselves until I woke up one day and said to myself, "Shit, I gotta get this figured out."
While I wouldn't have a problem seeing a professional on this matter, I am aiming to hopefully get some valuable input from the respected forumites here; I'd rather not fly blind into a doctor's office given some of the things I have read on this forum. So, for at least a preliminary inspection, I am hopeful that some here can point to any potential issues indicated by the lab work and my symptoms so I can do more than just nod my head robotically if I see a professional. I am in the process of educating myself on the topics addressed in this forum, but it seems a pretty overwhelming task at the moment and for now I'd rather defer to the forum experts than jump to conclusions on my own.