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Well this is certainly good news, if finding out you have celiac can be considered "good news". My daughter at the age of 14 was also diagnosed via blood work and endoscopy to have celiac disease and she too suffered miserably, had terrible, terrible anxiety attacks and insomnia. She too was sent to and was seeing a psychologist prior to her diagnosis. Let me tell you, the anxiety/panic attacks do go away. It all takes time though . .. I was so impatient and expected her to feel better immediately, at least within a few weeks (as others had told me they did). However it took much more than a few weeks, but the time did go by and she has healed. And aside from a heat intolerance that never did go away, she is 16 now and doing very well; as I hope your daughter will soon be feeling!
Sorry you are feeling so unwell. You mentioned in your post that it feels like there is something stuck in your throat. Have you ever heard of eosinophilic esophagitis? Difficulty swallowing is a symptom of a condition know as eosinophilic esophagitis (also known as EE), which I believe is caused by food intolerances and has symptoms similar to celiac. My daughter, diagnosed celiac along with dairy and soy intolerances, had a note to check for EE on her biopsy report, due to a high amount of eosinophils in her esophagus. Please know that I am not a medical professional or diagnosing you by any means, I just read up on EE and thought I'd throw the info your way. I see you had the scratch testing, have you considered a patch test? Sending you wishes of better health and happiness.