I am questioning if I should perhaps go get my hormone levels checked and wanted to see some others opinions.
I am a 24 year old male. I was involved in a severe head trauma when I was 18 that caused some hearing loss in my left ear as a result. Other than the hearing loss I appear to be outwardly healthy. I do not have a loss of sex drive and I carry a larger than average build.
I tend to sleep 10 hours or even as much as 11 or 12 if I don’t have to wake up. I don’t feel particularly refreshed upon waking even after 12 hours. Then other times I will only sleep 5 hours and can’t go back to sleep. I often wake up from 8 hours of sleep and eat and immediately want to take a nap. I experience fatigue throughout the day and have little motivation to do much of anything.
I take pre workout supplements with caffeine just to get motivated to go train. I am irritable, unhappy, and in general rarely in a good mood. I also don’t seem to recover from workouts nearly as well as I should. I am strong and have good size, I am just tired all the time and don’t recover well. This is despite adjusting amount of training, rest periods, training frequency, etc.
I lack many of the other symptoms of hormone issues so I am not sure if it is just all in my head. Full head of thick hair, plenty of sex drive, some body hair, aggression, etc. But looking at my past I can’t help but wonder if there may be some pituitary gland damage from the head trauma. I had double vision for 6 months or so post trauma due to pressure on the optic nerve, which is correlated with pituitary issues.
All of the vision corrected itself and like I said earlier the only known remaining side effect is the loss of about 30-40% hearing in one ear. The only other thing I can think of is I have a cyst on the back of my neck offset to one side about an inch, and a small cyst just below my collar bone in the front offset about an inch as well. These were looked at by a dermatologist and said to be harmless with just a visual inspection.
I see a ton of good advice given on here. Guys and gals please help me out and tell me if I am crazy or not.