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Personally, I would say it is fine for her to drink as much as she wants as long as the beverages are milk, juice or caloric equivalent.  They really shouldn't be drinking much water (if any at all) during refeeding because they need caloric beverages.

Of course, as others have said, they shouldn't be permitted to load up on beverages right before weigh in (a common trick).  And yes, the doc should require sample of pee to test specific gravity for water loading. xx

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P.S.  I'm glad your h will be all rested up and ready to help out when he gets home.  xx

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Sorry that you continue to struggle as does your daughter.

We had some issues with water loading early on too. Ironically it was the weight gain associated with this that stopped my D from doing it, she never knew what her true weight was. Although urine testing for specific gravity helps identify large intakes 1 -2 hours before weigh in, a 500ml drink just before weigh in doesn't - 500g right there. Sometimes they drink more. Occasionally some people will drink excessive amounts also to put off any hunger, so something else to watch for. Generally 1.5 to 2.5 L per day of fluids is all that is needed. Large quantities, over 3L can cause harm, affecting electrolytes etc., especially if there are other behaviours with it such as purging, laxatives. 

 

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Generally 1.5 to 2.5 L per day of fluids is all that is needed.  


True, but if you require caloric beverages instead of water, I bet she won't drink too much.  xx

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Absolutely Torie, they should be having caloric beverages ideally, but I think LeahKana's daughter is feeding herself. 
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We Went to the doctor who really stop the drinking too much, he put some specific quantity and the next week she was much better and her stomach was better too. Also I had been seen my therapist and doing meditation and exercise, helps a little, I have anti anxiety meds too but I don't even want to try anti depressants, all those meds really can't make me worse. My D is still eating 6 meals a day, the dietitian said she will add more calories every week and also that we are 4-6 weeks from having her weight restore, I wish her mind will go at the same pace as her body but I can see now that is impossible. The Psychiatric doctor gave her some specific vitamin to help the brain develop new connections that way recover faster, he don't want to put more medications because of her health condition. My family situation is not getting better but at least my son have his therapist every week too and he loves her and really share his emotions , this gave me peace. Life goes on, and all this is like a stop in the middle that you can't even understand. Both of us, my D and I ,have many dreams that are weird and confusing , I think is becuase of all the emotional situation. Driving every week to see the Therapist that have ED experience and is very calm, visiting the ED doctor and the dietitian, is like a never ending story that repeats itself everyday, the best time of the day. when I am sleeping, and when my D is calm and not fighting or screaming. 
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Thanks for the update. Glad to hear things are getting better. Her mind will get better, you'll see a difference when she is about 95% WR. The inflexibility starts to go away along with the sadness. Real brain healing takes about 6-12 months after WR. Keep going, you're doing a great job!!
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Hi leahkana,
great news from you! 6 meals a day and only a few weeks from WR is wonderful! You will see a change in the next weeks, I´m sure. Be aware of little changes, we often do not see them first because we are so stuck in this horrible situation.
The bad dreaming thing is something that will last for a while. ED is a very exhausting and dramatic illness. It takes time to manage that for your brain. My d still has nightmares about her IP and feels guilty at night for what "she has done". There is no need for guilt but in her head that is going still around. But it gets better by time and when the melatonin is working again she will sleep better.
Try to do something nice for you. Have a bath or a walk or see a friend for coffee. We have to cope with all this what happened and we have to get into a normal life again. That is difficult. Its good that your boy has help now, too. It must be horrible for the siblings, we are glad to have none.
You are doing a great job! It will be better soon. Keep on going and don´t give up. See what you have acchieved in the last weeks!
Send you a big hug from Germany,
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