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sammspiess
my daughter after suffering from pretty severe restriction (she will go two weeks on water) has shrunk two inches, verified by her GP but originally was noticed by friends who were once shorter then her and now are taller(she is 19 as are her friends so that’s why I was shocked at first because they are no longer growing) and she was taller than them when she was 18
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tina72
Restriction delays growth. And they can grow even at that age. My d grew 1,5 cm last year at age 18 after refeeding and is still growing a bit at age 19. Growth was delayed here doe to AN. If your d was sick with an ED for 3 years now the heigh loss can be due to ostoeporosis. Did she have a dexa scan?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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sammspiess
Hasn’t had a scan but has gone from 5”9” to 5”7” within a six month period according to her GP, also HR at rest currently 32
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Foodsupport_AUS
Welcome to the forum Sammspiess. If this is your daughter's current heart rate it sounds like she is extremely medically unstable and may need urgent hospitalisation to save her life. You haven't mentioned in any of your posts what oversight but it sounds like GP, if so she needs urgent blood tests, ECG and evaluation for hospitalisation. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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sammspiess
Welcome to the forum Sammspiess. If this is your daughter's current heart rate it sounds like she is extremely medically unstable and may need urgent hospitalisation to save her life. You haven't mentioned in any of your posts what oversight but it sounds like GP, if so she needs urgent blood tests, ECG and evaluation for hospitalisation. 
she won’t go to hospital because they will admit her and section and she knows that, she’s eating like crazy at home but no weight gain 
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Foodsupport_AUS
Eating like crazy is a risk all in itself. If someone is critically unwell after prolonged restriction there is a real risk of re-feeding syndrome. This is one of the reasons why hospitalisation and section is possible. It sounds like you are not with her. Can you arrange for assistance for her?
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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tina72
sammspiess wrote:
she won’t go to hospital because they will admit her and section and she knows that, she’s eating like crazy at home but no weight gain 


She will need that admission to save her life. Against her will if needed. This is really dangerous.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Northerngirl
Is it possible that she could of been bending her knees when the GP took her height? This is a common trick used as a lower height would give her a higher BMI 
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