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Hypothyroid (20+ yrs) on synthroid. bout of scleritis - blood came back as positive ana, high crp, high comp c3. not lupus, sjo, or ra, what else?

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Dr. Philip Miller answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Possible autoimmune: thyroiditis ( Hashimoto's Disease) or other rheumatoid conditions. Scleritis requires an ophthalmology evaluation. Did your ANA check for anti-DNA strands? Were you checked for post streptococal infection?

Answered 8/20/2019

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Scleritis: You certainly have autoimmune issue. Sceritis is specific sign and is associated with lupus, RA, Wegners or Relapsing polrchondritis. What to do? Many autoimmune issues markedly benefited with food allergy testing. Consult, if you would like to explore. In my opinion although they have different names there etiology the same.

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Many possibilities: As Dr. Hickerson and Miller said, there are many types of autoimmune issues. Advise testing anti-thyroid antibodies and foos allergies as they suggest. Autoimmune disease often triggered by toxins and microbes; an Integrative Dr. can help find and address the causes. See https://tinyurl.com/y2e4wung and books like Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum MD

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