I just turned 45 in September, had my period for my Birthday and that was the last one I have had since. How can I tell if it is the starts of menopause or if I am pregnant? I have always been on time, like clockwork. From what I read the symptoms are so close that I can't see being able to distinguish one from the other. I don't want to be in a position that I have to deal with wondering everytime I don't get my period if I am pregnant. My husband of 25 years had taken the control of not getting us pregnant over 10 years ago. This is not something that either of us want with two grown children. Please if anyone give me somehting to go by so I am not spending a fortune on test kits over the next years, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks