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In 2008, I had surgery to remove my thyroid due to overactive nodules that caused tachycardia 24/7.  I have not had any tachy since, until about 8 months ago. I was diagnosed with Lupus last year, and I'm not sure if it is related, but I wake up with my chest/torso fluttering/shaking. It kind of feels like tachycardia, but a little different. I usually feel a bit lightheaded at the same time. It seems to happen most often when I'm lying down. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
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Some people feel atrial fibrillation and flutter, I do not - but I do feel the increase in ventricle rate.  It seems you do not notice any high (ventricle) HR, right?  

It would be helpful if you could give a heart rate count under the wake-up condition.  Guess you'll need a watch to get an accurate reading, keep one handy.  Do you feel lightheaded while still lying down, or only when you get to your feet?
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