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How Did I Get Glutened?

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I have been gluten free for about 2 years now. I am extremely careful about cross contamination and always check ingredients and check with manufacturers. I also can tell immediately when I have been glutened, my symptoms are always the same and always come in the same order. I always get migraines when I get glutened.

So heres' my question. Yesterday I did two things differently. I had a morning meeting and there was a box of fresh bagels in the room, I hate the smell of baked stuff like that now. The other thing I did differently was I bought a new bottle of Boulder Hot Sauce. I always eat this hot sauce and have never reacted. I wrote them an email and to my understanding as of right now they have not changed their ingredients or processing at all.

Is it possible to have a gluten reaction from breathing around gluten containing foods. This may be a silly question but I am trying to figure out what happened. I did not get near the bagels, I did not touch crumbs, in fact I didn't even touch the table they were on, I washed my hands immediately after the meeting and before I ate.

Any thoughts would be great.

Thanks so much

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Were any papers passed out during the meeting? When I was working in the school system I was constantly being glutened no matter how careful I was. The only possibility I could figure out was that when I was collecting papers after the kids would have their lunch that maybe there was some residue from the gluten they ate on their hands that transferred to the papers. I never knew for sure if that was it and in the end had to stop working at the schools because I was constantly getting CC'd no matter how hard I tried not to.

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You certainly did not get glutened from breathing the aroma of a baked item. MAYBE if you had been in a room with tons of flour in the air, but not a baked item.

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This happened to me yesterday! I have no idea what got me, but I was throwing up like crazy all night and this morning I have a huge migraine. I didn't do anything differently yesterday and I'm very careful about contamination..

Does anybody else ever experience a reaction and have no idea what it was from?

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I've been just weeks in a gluten free diet, on Fridays at my work they always buy fresh bread and make sandwiches for everybody, and they buy doughnuts. The smell is good, but sometimes I get migraines too and believe me I don't eat a crumb of it. Maybe is a mental reaction, but I understand you

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This happened to me yesterday! I have no idea what got me, but I was throwing up like crazy all night and this morning I have a huge migraine. I didn't do anything differently yesterday and I'm very careful about contamination..

Does anybody else ever experience a reaction and have no idea what it was from?

Gluten reactions can be delayed reactions and that can make it hard to figure out where we were 'got'. You need to look at not only what you ate right before you got sick but also for 2 or 3 days before. Keeping a food journal can help with this process.

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