From an early age, all Jaime King knew it was pain.
“What I’ve been taught is that if you’re female and you have your period, it’s painful and it sucks and you deal with it,” the actress recently shared with E! News. “Like, cramps, headaches, vomiting, this and that, it’s just sort of normal for the course.”
With conversations around painful times, really any periods, largely “stigmatized”, she continued, “I just assumed that was how shitty it was – that three weeks a month I’m going to be really sick and not know what’s going on going on with me and having a hard time sitting, standing, walking, moving, functioning throughout my life.”
Being unable to walk for three-quarters of a month wasn’t very conducive to the blossoming modeling career she launched at 14 – posing for the likes of vogue, Seduce and Seventeen while strutting the catwalks of Chanel and Christian Dior, the Nebraska native began searching for answers. But after years of playing doctor’s bingo, it wasn’t until she saw an obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Randy Harris“my ninth doctor,” she noted, that she finally received a proper diagnosis.