Your post intrigued me, but putting that aside. I agree with the other person who wrote about the gluten challenge; it can be done. Judging by your post I think you will be just fine. It takes a strong person to even suggest such an idea and you seem very committed to this.
My only advice would be do plan for the brain fog. When I am affected by cc I experience Extreme attention problems and am very irritable and unable to think. Sometimes my attention is so poor that it is not safe for me to drive. I just want you to consider these things when developing you plan.
Best of luck! Let us know how you are doing if you can.
Thank you all for the information. I think I have made my decision, no endoscope unless it is absolutely needed...for me.
I just want to take a minute and say how sorry I am for all of those who have suffered for so long. I have only been sick since March of last year and can't bear the thought of purposely eating gluten again. I am in awe of those who have struggled all their lives with the mental and physical pain this condition invites. So many strong persevering souls who are winning their lives back. I'd also like to thank you for fighting to be heard...I know in some way you have made it possible for many of us to be diagnosed quickly and therefore not have to endure the agony so many of you have.
I hope you can find some peace in knowing that you're fight was not in vain and that you are appreciated and respected for all you have endured.
With most sincere thanks.