I did ask about his medications, but most of them list weight gain as a side effect. Being a naturally skinny kid, he’s never experienced that. At this time the doctor doesn’t think this is related to the medications, especially because he’s been on them for a long time and the decreased appetite seems to be more recent.
So now we’re being referred to his primary care where we’ll begin further testing and see if we can figure out what’s going on. In the meantime, my son complains that it’s hard for him to eat most meals because he doesn’t feel hungry, but he does acknowledge that he feels tired and weak most of the time.