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Hi Everyone,

I'm curious if other people have run into this issue with their loved ones... I know it's common for people going through ED to have low heart rates because of the weight loss, but my sister is experiencing high rates for some reason. We can't figure out why her heart rate fluctuates so much? Her blood pressure dips and her heart rate goes up. Has anyone experienced this before?
That is called orthostatic hypotension and the increase in heart rate is compensatory. ( orthostatic tachycardia) That is a normal heart rate response to low blood pressure.
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
All sounds normal, I would hope her clinicians could explain this to you as it is very normal. If she is in a residential setting the best thing to be doing is maintaining regular intake and achieving weight gain. High resting heart rates are also sometimes found, and both low and high heart rates can be signs of cardiac compromise.
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.