Hey folks. I'm new here, but I've been lurking for a while. I have some questions about getting tested for testosterone etc.
Background: I'm 27, male. I played tennis for my HS/College, and I can hold my own on a basketball court. This being said, I've never been big or strong, and I've relied on being relatively fast with good reflexes and jumping ability. From 22-25 I was around 150lbs at 5'11" (unfortunately I was "skinny fat" to a degree, usually around 16-17% body fat with love handles). I got tired of being relatively weak, and about a year ago I started to get more serious about training.
Reading this forum, I found many reasons to lose the fat first, or bulk up first. Since I was more annoyed with being weak than fat I decided to go for the latter. Over the last year I've upped my caloric intake (while eating fairly healthy) and hit the gym hard 6 days a week. Though I've gone up to 170 pounds, I haven't gotten that much stronger. I feel like the majority of the weight has been fat (I'm now 18-19%) in my midsection. My bench went up from only 130lbs to around 150lbs. Bicep curls from 25lbs to just 30lbs (they refuse to Grow!). I feel that most of this is due to getting better at lifting as opposed to actually growing muscle.
Also I feel much less motivated than before, and even a little "depressed." The past year I've had severe, unremitting insomnia. I can fall asleep, but I wake up every hour or so, heart pounding, usually from a nightmare type dream. I've also been experiencing anxiety. What made me think about possible low testosterone is that I've been suffering from a worsening case of ejaculatory anhedonia over the last 2-3 years. Basically everything "works" but I get little to no pleasure from orgasms.
I've never been on gear, and no drugs besides the occasional adderall in school, some weed here and there and social drinking (2-3 times a month).
Anyway I'm going to an endocrinologist next week and I'm going to ask about testing for low testosterone. Is there anything else I should get tested for? I've been tested for sleep apnea (since I snore a lot) and came back negative. Also I've done basic bloodwork with nothing amiss save for low-normal B12 (been supplementing ever since).
Thanks for any help.