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Hi guys! I was diagnosed with celiac about a year ago now and when I was first diagnosed my dietician told me that if I was to kiss anyone they would have to go gluten free for two weeks beforehand. Then I didn't really care but now I have my first boyfriend and we've been dating for awhile. I feel bad that he would have to go gluten free especially for that long because I know that can be unhealthy. So my question is, has anyone else ever been told that about the two weeks gluten free thing? I know am I very severely allergic (like waaaaaaay more that most) but still when I was looking up stuff on this I've never seen anyone else who's been told this. So was she wrong, or is it just because I'm so allergic?

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1 hour ago, Splishsplashy said:

Hi guys! I was diagnosed with celiac about a year ago now and when I was first diagnosed my dietician told me that if I was to kiss anyone they would have to go gluten free for two weeks beforehand. Then I didn't really care but now I have my first boyfriend and we've been dating for awhile. I feel bad that he would have to go gluten free especially for that long because I know that can be unhealthy. So my question is, has anyone else ever been told that about the two weeks gluten free thing? I know am I very severely allergic (like waaaaaaay more that most) but still when I was looking up stuff on this I've never seen anyone else who's been told this. So was she wrong, or is it just because I'm so allergic?

That makes no sense.  He just needs to not have gluten in his mouth when he kisses you.  A good brushing and flossing and rinseing should be fine.

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3 hours ago, Splishsplashy said:

Hi guys! I was diagnosed with celiac about a year ago now and when I was first diagnosed my dietician told me that if I was to kiss anyone they would have to go gluten free for two weeks beforehand. Then I didn't really care but now I have my first boyfriend and we've been dating for awhile. I feel bad that he would have to go gluten free especially for that long because I know that can be unhealthy. So my question is, has anyone else ever been told that about the two weeks gluten free thing? I know am I very severely allergic (like waaaaaaay more that most) but still when I was looking up stuff on this I've never seen anyone else who's been told this. So was she wrong, or is it just because I'm so allergic?

Hi Splishsplashy,

There is nothing unhealthy about going gluten-free for 2 weeks, or any amount of time for that matter.  The only precaution would be that a person who is planning to be tested for celiac disease should not go gluten-free until the testing is completed.  Being gluten-free before testing would make the antibody tests inaccurate.

Also, celiac disease is not an allergy, but it is an autoimmune condition.  Maybe what you meant to say is that you are very sensitive to gluten exposure?

I agree, there is no reason to go gluten-free just for a kiss.  Bah, humbug! :)  But brushing and rinsing would be a good idea, and also waiting an hour after eating.

Welcome to the forum Splishsplashy! :)

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1 hour ago, GFinDC said:

Hi Splishsplashy,

There is nothing unhealthy about going gluten-free for 2 weeks, or any amount of time for that matter.  The only precaution would be that a person who is planning to be tested for celiac disease should not go gluten-free until the testing is completed.  Being gluten-free before testing would make the antibody tests inaccurate.

Also, celiac disease is not an allergy, but it is an autoimmune condition.  Maybe what you meant to say is that you are very sensitive to gluten exposure?

I agree, there is no reason to go gluten-free just for a kiss.  Bah, humbug! :)  But brushing and rinsing would be a good idea, and also waiting an hour after eating.

Welcome to the forum Splishsplashy! :)

Yeah I know its autoimmune and not an allergy I just said that accidentally bc I'm so used to saying that when trying to explain to people who don't have it! 

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1 hour ago, GFinDC said:

Hi Splishsplashy,

There is nothing unhealthy about going gluten-free for 2 weeks, or any amount of time for that matter.  The only precaution would be that a person who is planning to be tested for celiac disease should not go gluten-free until the testing is completed.  Being gluten-free before testing would make the antibody tests inaccurate.

Also, celiac disease is not an allergy, but it is an autoimmune condition.  Maybe what you meant to say is that you are very sensitive to gluten exposure?

I agree, there is no reason to go gluten-free just for a kiss.  Bah, humbug! :)  But brushing and rinsing would be a good idea, and also waiting an hour after eating.

Welcome to the forum Splishsplashy! :)

So you really think that it would be fine to not worry about it? I just can't think of why they would have said that then! Sorry I really don't mean to sound stupid about this. 

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7 minutes ago, Splishsplashy said:

So you really think that it would be fine to not worry about it? I just can't think of why they would have said that then! Sorry I really don't mean to sound stupid about this. 

I have never heard that nonsense.  Are you young?  Maybe she thought she could keep you from casual "encounters"?  

He needs to clean his mouth, like I said.  One thing we do - my hub will brush and floss and then eat and drink gluten-free with me.  Then you can be as spontaneous on kissing as you want.

 

I kind of wonder what other nonsense she told you?  Not all dieticians understand Celiac.

 

Now this might be aplicable to people with severe peanut allergies.  I know my son was dating a girl with a peanut allergy - he just didn't eat anything peanut for the whole day before he would see her.

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2 minutes ago, kareng said:

I have never heard that nonsense.  Are you young?  Maybe she thought she could keep you from casual "encounters"?  

He needs to clean his mouth, like I said.  One thing we do - my hub will brush and floss and then eat and drink gluten-free with me.  Then you can be as spontaneous on kissing as you want.

 

I knod of wonder what other nonsense she told you?  Not all dieticians understand Celiac.

Yeah I'm 17 now so pretty young. Thank you so much for the help!

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1 minute ago, Splishsplashy said:

Yeah I'm 17 now so pretty young. Thank you so much for the help!

Oh! well....if I had known that!  I would have told you you can't kiss anyone until you have dated them for 3 years and are over 25!  lol

 

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6 minutes ago, kareng said:

Oh! well....if I had known that!  I would have told you you can't kiss anyone until you have dated them for 3 years and are over 25!  lol

 

Haha, I was just wondering for future reference, I just hadn't thought about it till now  lol

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3 hours ago, kareng said:

Oh! well....if I had known that!  I would have told you you can't kiss anyone until you have dated them for 3 years and are over 25!  lol

 

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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3 hours ago, Splishsplashy said:

So you really think that it would be fine to not worry about it? I just can't think of why they would have said that then! Sorry I really don't mean to sound stupid about this. 

Hi,

I am not sure what you are talking about in regards to not worrying about this?

Anyway, we are here to help, so any questions are ok.  We all had questions when we started the gluten-free diet too.

But no, you shouldn't have to worry about kissing until you are 30 or so.  That Karen is too lax. :)

Joking aside, it is good you are trying to figure things out before they happen.  Brushing and rinsing before kissing sounds good, but maybe chewing gum would help also.  It seems like it could anyway, as long as the gum was pitched prior to the spit swapping.  Kinda curious if other people have tried gum chewing to get rid of gluten residue in their mates?

I like your username Splishsplashy! :)

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14 hours ago, GFinDC said:

Hi,

I am not sure what you are talking about in regards to not worrying about this?

Anyway, we are here to help, so any questions are ok.  We all had questions when we started the gluten-free diet too.

But no, you shouldn't have to worry about kissing until you are 30 or so.  That Karen is too lax. :)

Joking aside, it is good you are trying to figure things out before they happen.  Brushing and rinsing before kissing sounds good, but maybe chewing gum would help also.  It seems like it could anyway, as long as the gum was pitched prior to the spit swapping.  Kinda curious if other people have tried gum chewing to get rid of gluten residue in their mates?

I like your username Splishsplashy! :)

Thanks!

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Hi! My husband is also super-sensitive and we wait for 36 hours after I eat gluten to kiss. I'm not saying YOU have to wait 36 hours- we don't know that shorter periods aren't safe, we just know that 36 hours is safe. So if you have any remaining concerns about the two weeks - I can tell you for sure you can shorten your longest possible period to 36 hours. I will look forward to hearing whether we can trim any time off our waiting period !! :) Haha. 

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I too am very sensitive and have indeed been glutened very badly from kissing. I was 23 when I found out about my diagnosis so it took some trial and error incorporating it into my dating life. I found that if my boyfriends generally brush their teeth and tongue thoroughly and floss before we kiss that I'm fine. They don't need to go completely gluten-free, but some do just because it's easier for us to date that way. It's an awkward thing to bring up on a first date but if a guy isn't a total selfish jerk he will understand. I've also found it helps to make little purse kits and car kits of toothbrushes and floss for the guys I date so we can kiss whenever we like.

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