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Is there a pattern with gradual decline in amount of food eaten

I’ve posted a few questions on here regarding my wife and one thing I’ve been asked about her a few times is is she eating properly.
The answer has always been a resounding yet. She has wolfed down everything I’ve placed in front of her. Until recently, a couple of weeks ago she still ate every meal but ate less (she actually said a few weeks ago she needs to eat less so she doesn’t get fat - she only 100lb but has always been worried in case she puts on weight).
But now this last week she has occassionally missed some meals, not many, only about 2 or 3 so far, but still, that is a change.
Is this the start of a decline in eating that those of you who have already been down this path recognize?

When my son was in full psychosis he got really thin. But when he was in mild psychosis he ate but he would put together odd combinations of food.

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My daughters appetite goes way down and it is as if she can’t feel hunger anymore. She loses weight like crazy and says she is fasting for God. But unlike a normal person who wants to go to the kitchen to nibble, she has no problem staying out of the kitchen. It really worries me.

My family member stopped eating when psychotic symptoms increased.

Hi ,Hope all well , could you please tell me about your sons odd combinations of food ? My son has lost a lot of weight and has completely changed his eating habits to much smaller portions and believes he can not eat most foods as ‘its not good for him’ . I’m really worried about him .

@Linda - I tried to answer this last week but it didn’t go through. I don’t really remember some of his odd combinations. Maybe stuff like pancakes with beans, milk and coke or something like that. He has been on invega now for over a year and doing well and eating normal food combinations.

Hi Diane , Hope all well . Im happy to hear your son is better and eating normal . My son doesnt have odd combinations , he will eat very small portions as he believes its not good for him . One day he will eat salmon and the next day says he can not have it again . Some days he barely eats thinking that no food is good for him and other days he will have a good meal or two . Very strange .

My son goes through phases of only eating certain foods, and then those same foods get totally rejected. He then goes on to a different food obsession.

He also becomes a vegetarian when more symptomatic. When he’s in a better mental state, he’ll crave meat. So weird.

Sounds like my son , when he’s in a better mental state he will crave meat . Thats so interesting , i wonder why that is … Most of the food he eats are healthy but the due to the small portions he eats he has lost weight . He looks good now as he needed to lose a little but he can not lose anymore and that’s what worries me . Today was a good day and asked to eat salmon mash and broccoli from the cheese cake factory . I didn’t see how much he ate from it as i wasn’t with him , he just asked me to give him money for it .

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