Jackie McMillan

March 20, 2013

How many hangovers are medically caused?

Today is not so good — the second day after the DMSA challenge test.  Detox symptoms are nigh unbearable in the way of volatile emotions, physical pain, and cognitive variability. When you do these tests for other autistics, I highly recommend that you put kits or a suggestions page together […]
March 20, 2013

Fallout from my Heavy Metal Collection

Two days ago, I did a 6-hour DMSA challenge test to take a look at my heavy metal collection (inside the body, that is).  It was a period of increasing discomfort and symptoms, and I have to tell you, more than 48 hours after the test was finished, the symptoms […]
March 18, 2013

What a Toxic Hit is Like

When I go somewhere, I never know how much it’s going to hurt me, or for how long.  This is one of several occasions when I have tried to document the process of recuperation, to support others in understanding the symptoms, and what kinds of environments will prevent this. People […]
March 18, 2013

Autism: Challenge, or Opportunity?

My biggest challenges are learning how to get out of the survival cycle, and dealing with having autism.  The first one keeps tripping me up with beliefs that hold me back.  The second one bars me from most of the venues and many of the networking and social opportunities that […]
March 16, 2013

People with ASDs can Recover!

Each person with autism has a different mix of symptoms, and a different path to health.  If there’s anything obvious from interacting with us, it’s that ‘One True Way’ or ‘One Single Cause’ theories don’t hold water.  What does hold water? What is autism? The outdated model says that, “Autism […]