often professionals (in various fields, not just medicine) don't bother to communicate clearly to laypersons.
So, to NewHope, what i think they meant in your case, is:
usually, the overactive immune systems of those of us with conditions labelled MS, FM, whatever, create flare ups, when they sense an "alien" is invading.
Aliens can be:
foods which "overexcite" (& dilate) your raw-damaged nerves & tissues
...such as very sour foods, very spicy foods, very salty foods, alcoholic stuff
...note: sour foods ARE chemicals - ain't that chemo, if you think about it?
EMFs & bright lights of fluresence & computers, which do likewise
...note: ain't EMFs & computer exposure, radiation, if you think about it?
Dry eyes caused by computer viewing (ocular headaches & eye inflammation)
Chemical odors, chemicals penetrating your eyes & chemotherapy may cause flare ups
In your case, since you were not yet finished with the chemo doses, your immune system had yet to be TOTALLY wiped out. So your not-yet-wiped-out white blood cells WENT INTO FULL GEAR, INFLAMING YOU TO THE POINT OF STIFFNESS & NUMBNESS.
Am i making sense?
Do any professional doctors ever speak plain language similar to what I just said?
Because I'd consider that a minor miracle.
Reachable via PM. Seems I have Higbee's HSII on ThisIsMS. Frustrated by MSers, FMers, Lymers & Prematurely-Aged-By-EMFers who prefer cryptic jargonian Systems Vs. Intuitive empirical experience. Don't simple truths count for anything anymore?