According to reports, Steph Matto began experiencing shooting pains in her chest and found herself in A&E with symptoms of a 'heart attack.'
A Connecticut woman who made big bucks from selling her farts in a jar has decided to retire after a recent health scare. Steph Matto, a former reality show star, had to be rushed to the hospital after squeezing out too many farts. According to reports, she began experiencing shooting pains in her chest and found herself in A&E with symptoms of a 'heart attack.'
After performing blood tests and an electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG), doctors told the 90 Day Fiancé Television star that the symptoms were actually a result of excessive gas because of her diet that frequently included beans, eggs, and bananas protein shakes. "I thought I was having a stroke and that these were my final moments. I was overdoing it," the 31-year-old said recalling the terrifying moment she fell ill, according to New York Post.
Selling farts in a jar is not something that we get to see often, but in Matto's defense, she said she began selling them last year in November after receiving multiple requests on the adult-content site Unfiltrd. The unusual product quickly bumped her income as she pocketed $1,000 for each jar. That being said she did offer a 50 percent discount during the festive season.
Weirdly enough, the demand for her farts was huge, and to keep up with it, the self-proclaimed "fartrepreneur" turned to a fiber-high diet to squeeze out up to 50 jars worth of farts a week. Initially, she only ate beans and eggs but added protein shake to her diet when she discovered that it made her farts smell worse. "I remember within one day I had about three protein shakes and a huge bowl of black bean soup," she said of her diet in the days that led up to her hospitalization, according to LadBible.
"I could tell that something was not right that evening when I was lying in bed and I could feel a pressure in my stomach moving upward. It was quite hard to breathe and every time I tried to breathe in I'd feel a pinching sensation around my heart. And that, of course, made my anxiety escalate," she continued. "I actually called my friend and asked if they could come over to drive me to the hospital because I thought I was experiencing a heart attack. I ended up going to the hospital that evening. I didn't tell my doctors about the farting in the jar but I did tell them about my diet."
"It was made clear that what I was experiencing wasn't a stroke or heart attack but very intense gas pains. I was advised to change my diet and to take a gas suppressant medication, which has effectively ended my business," Matto noted as she bid her 2-month career, which fetched her $200,000, adieu.
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