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olalisa

Glutened By My Husband's Toothbrush?

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I wasn't even sure what catagory to put this under since there isn't one called "stupid ways I've glutened myself." Two nights ago I began with symptoms and didn't sleep at ALL after 3 am. Yesterday was rough, to say the least. I thought it must have been the coffee shop I'd visited Friday night, but I called them yesterday, and we went back over what I had and how it was prepared and it really sounded okay. I still chalked it up to cross contamination until I brushed my teeth last night and had my "aha" moment....

On Friday night after I brushed my teeth I had realized I'd used my husband's toothbrush head on our Sonicare. At the time, I thought "uh-oh" but then forgot about it when I actually began to feel bad.

So, what's your vote? The coffee shop or the toothbrush snafu?

I'm such a moron....


dx by blood test and biopsy April 2006.

gluten free since, and avoiding dairy.

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I agree the glutening is most likely from the coffee shop. It is very hard to eat in restaurants etc and still be safe. It can be done but there is a lot the staff has to think about.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I wasn't even sure what catagory to put this under since there isn't one called "stupid ways I've glutened myself." Two nights ago I began with symptoms and didn't sleep at ALL after 3 am. Yesterday was rough, to say the least. I thought it must have been the coffee shop I'd visited Friday night, but I called them yesterday, and we went back over what I had and how it was prepared and it really sounded okay. I still chalked it up to cross contamination until I brushed my teeth last night and had my "aha" moment....

On Friday night after I brushed my teeth I had realized I'd used my husband's toothbrush head on our Sonicare. At the time, I thought "uh-oh" but then forgot about it when I actually began to feel bad.

So, what's your vote? The coffee shop or the toothbrush snafu?

I'm such a moron....

The toothbrush incident is actually quite likely. Just the other day I was glutened the same exact way. You're right there should be a forum topic called, "stupid ways I've glutened myself"

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