What are the signs of menopause?
I am 45 years old, will turn 46 next November. For the last year or so, I have had regular periods, but they have been heavy and for a shorter duration, sometimes tissue sort of things come out of me in chunks. I get PMS big-time these days as well. My moods often swing wildly during the week or two before a period. I sleep like the "princess and the pea", often wake up a time or two at night, then go back to sleep, sometimes it takes an hour or two. My skin is so much drier than it used to be. I am also getting many more freckles and moles (I am not a sun person). I have put on a few stubborn pounds (I am basically thin) that just won't go away with regular dieting as in the past. My libido is like nothing. I used to love sex, and my husband does not understand this. I have one son, age 9.
What can I do?