I was hospitalized on 14 September for sudden weakness, chest pain, profuse sweating and sky high blood pressure. This happened while I was getting a chest X-ray so fortunately there were doctors checking me out and packed me off to the hospital via an ambulance.
The Emergency Room drew blood, and things got a little blurry. They asked me if I had been outside the US, I had not. More questions about vomiting or diarrhea , no I didn't have that either. Hours later the blood results indicated my sodium levels were dangerously low, potassium and magnesium also low, so they added those to my IV, but I was there 3 days until the levels were sufficient to be released. What I almost forgot to mention, when the nurse came in with the blood levels, she also assured me it wasn't Ebola. I started to laugh but then asked her, are people coming in thinking they have Ebola, and there apparently were quite a few. No one had Ebola, but the fear factor is getting a tad hysterical.