My mom has a total thyroidectomy done about 6 weeks ago. About 3 weeks ago, she seems to start having nocturnal high blood pressure on and off. BP would be 150-170 / 95-110. I like to ask if this can be caused by high TSH and low FT3?
Her latest results:
TSH 32.14 (0.27-4.20)
FT4 16.2 (12.0-22.0)
FT3 2.6 (3.1-6.8)
We have discussed this with the doctor, but she mentioned that for a person without a thyroid, the TSH does not matter since her FT4 is within range. She also has palpitations on and off.
This condition has happened (about 6 months ago) before she had her thyroidectomy when she had a steroid injection; however, the symptoms went away after like a month or so.
Any insight? She also has an adrenal nodule, which we are waiting on test results.