I feel like I'm losing my mind
I'm new to the forum, having stumbled across the site whilst looking online for guidance regarding the menopause.
I'm 48 and have been peri-menopausal/menopausal for around six years. I've had many of the usual symptoms. Initially, it was the hot flushes and night sweats that I found difficult to manage and, on a friend's recommendation, I invested in a magnet a couple of years ago which helped massively with these symptoms. Although I haven't been sleeping well for some time now, to be honest, I felt I was getting off lightly if this was all I had to contend with (along with 'minor' things like changing skin, hairs growing where I don't want them etc!)
However, in the last few months, I've been experiencing forgetfulness and a lack of logical thinking, and I just don't have the clarity of thought I used to. I regularly make silly mistakes on even the most simple things and, as well as being generally frustrating, it is having a negative impact on my work. I've got to the stage where I don't feel I can trust myself to do things, and I know my confidence is being affected.
I've also been feeling very low for some months now and am exhausted all the time. I just can't seem to shake it off and lack motivation to do anything.
I have talked openly to my husband about the impact the menopause is having on me. Whilst he's been wonderful and is doing his best to understand and support, I feel that things are changing between us. We don't enjoy the level of intimacy we have been used to (because of me) which I know he finds difficult. My libido is undoubtedly diminished and I generally feel less attractive although he assures me I am not to him.
I'm not sure what my options are but, at the moment, I feel like I'm losing my mind and know I need to do something. Any advice would be gratefully received.