I’ve never been one to understand TikTok. From what I know, it consists of a bunch of kids “dancing” like air traffic controllers and ridiculous “trends” that are often dangerous or downright stupid.
That’s the case with the trending “dry scoop” challenge which has people dumping scoops of pre-workout and protein powder directly into their mouths without first diluting it with water.
Sounds pretty dumb, right? But if you’re asking yourself ‘what is the worse that could happen?’, look no further than 20-year-old Briatney Portillo.
According to Portillo, she suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital after attempting the challenge.
“Putting this out there so y’all don’t do what I did because I’m the type of person to try anything and everything I see here w/o questioning it,” Portillo said.
“Symptoms in particular that made me go to the ER were, when the pain in my chest went to my left side and my left arm went kind of limp. That’s when I knew it wasn’t anxiety and it was actually like a heart attack or I thought, maybe, and I was right.”
Portillo said she was kept overnight at the hospital before being released. The hospital informed her she had suffered an NSTEMI which is a heart attack that causes less heart damage, according to Buzzfeed News.