Im 36 years old and have only recently Been dealing with PGAD and it started about one year ago after I tried to stop taking birth control pills. I'd been on them for almost 20 years straight. 2 weeks after my last pill I noticed the symptoms and two days later I was stuck on the couch with an ice pack between my legs! After seeing 3 different doctors (2 didnt believe me!) i gave up and got back on the pill. Days after the first bc pill my symptoms stopped. Have any one of you head doctors given any thought to the birth control that we've all been taking for ages? Synthetic hormones-20 years-suddenly stopping the hormones???