Hey all - We just started sublingual atropine drops yesterday, and I was pleased to think there might be something that would help his hyperproduction of saliva, but was concerned of course about side effects. He fell sound asleep for about three hours after the first dose in mid-afternoon, and I gave him another dose at bedtime. He then was incredibly restless all night. Perhaps the atropine helped the drooling as intended, but he still had several bad bouts of choking on sticky phlegm in the night. Worst of all, he kept insisting on getting out of bed. I had a dreadful time trying to keep him covered, and four times I had to haul him up off the floor, and he is no light weight! So neither of us had any sleep. He couldn't keep still at breakfast, kept clutching at objects on the table, tried to unscrew the salt shaker over his cereal, dropped his plate of toast twice, emptied a pill bottle over the floor. The aide who had him all morning reported that his pupils were really dilated at first and he was bothered by the sunlight, even though I hadn't given him any more drops. He also wouldn't settle, kept trying to rise out of his chair.
So my question is, for anyone who has tried this treatment - did you have symptoms like this? If so, did they abate?