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I can't make myself throw up tonight for some reason... I am

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I can't make myself throw up tonight for some reason... I am bulimic and have been for a while. Desperate to vomit, I just ingested 1 cup of water and 3 tsps of salt. Will I throw up any time soon?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Norman M. replied 5 years ago.
Whether you will or not is quite unpredicatable. What is clear however is that if you continue this salt water emetic process, you stand a good chance of causing fatal kidney damage, seizures, damage to your oseophagal tract or internal bleeding.

I cannot emphasise enough how dangerous this process is.

Can you tell me - are you having any treatment other than medication?