I was bulimic for 4 years. I realized a couple days before my 19th birthday that I did not want to do it any more. I was able to stop cold turkey---BUT it wasnt easy. I started to swell up like a balloon because of my potassium intake and ended up in the ER. After and IV and getting rehydrated, I was on potassium supplements for a while. After a week, the water wieght I gained back all went away. I was able to pee out about 15 lbs that I had gained and I felt great. ITs a long road but if you are ready to move forward, you can do it. You wont have to be admitted into a hospital if you are serious about moving forward in your life. If I can do it, you can. Theres a ton of girls out there like us, and together we can let the world know that it is ok.