"There is no need to wait until the [awake] cough is considered to be chronic (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult)" - Dr. Miles Weinberger's updated habit cough diagnosis adding "acute" cough. March 19, 2020
Acute habit cough cure? Checking in. This is the post made to our Chronic Cough Information Facebook page HERE.
*** Note: This post contains raw patient submitted data. It has not been peer reviewed and published, yet. Please assist Dr. Weinberger by contacting him with your acute cough cures, comments and questions. *** HERE
I just emailed this to Dr. Weinberger to add to his FLAWLESS, and brilliant research after Makayla's mom recognized habit cough when her daughter (like Bethany) slept with no cough; only to awake with her violent cough. Makayla's acute habit cough was only 2.5 weeks old. (This is very IMPORTANT news that she recognized it during the "acute" stage of her daughter's horror cough. Bravo. Great mommying!)
Special note: Dr. Weinberger's comment and explanation on my use of the term "acute stage" regarding someone's suspected early onset habit cough. I recognize that the term "chronic" for children is defined as a cough more than 4 weeks; and 8 weeks for an adult, with "acute" being less than these time periods. He responded with a terrific nuance, as noted in bold, below, regarding a mother who reported her child's suspected habit cough to Dr. Weinberger when the child had only been coughing for 2 weeks. I underlined the most important part.
. "It's not really "acute stage". That term refers to non-habit coughs. The terms acute and chronic were to distinguish a post infectious cough which is self-limited from an abnormally sustained cough. A cough like her child's is quite different in character from the acute period of a usual post-infections cough. Repetitive non-productive gone during sleep cough is habit cough, whether 2 weeks or 2 months." - Dr. Weinberger
The title of the video above is - "Does Cough Medicine Really Work?" The answer, unfortunately is NO. As a matter of fact there is a lot of information in peer reviewed studies that state emphatically, NO! The newest medical information actually states that parents should not give their children OTC cough medicine. Read all about it HERE. I wish we knew about this when our daughter had her "horror cough".
Here is a BIG read from a PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy). Recognize that this is published in USPharmacist.com. It is NOT just her opinion. It is the common knowledge, fact of the entire pharmacy industry in the USA and in every country around the world as it has been for centuries. These PharmD's know quite well that OTC cough medicine has absolutely NO value in treating; let a alone curing a cough. You might want to read this single sentence below aloud ~ twice!
“Unfortunately, the majority of [acute cough] therapies available are currently recommended based on historical practice rather than on scientific evidence.” — Emily M. Ambizas, PharmD, MPH, BCGP (Note: There is NO scientific evidence let alone mention of a permanent cure.)
Some children have coughed for up to 6 years only to be instantly and permanently cured by watching Dr. Weinberger's YouTube documentary. Some adults have coughed 16-18 hours per day for decades, finally to be instantly and permanently cured in minutes by The Weinberger Procedure by-proxy.
Contact Dr. Weinberger HERE with your acute cough updates.
Dear Dr. Weinberger,
Each mommy (below) reported that an initial acute or a subsequent brand new occurrence of acute cough was halted prior to it becoming chronic.
Other than Makayla, whose acute cough was initial - the other children below stated or represented that they remembered the procedure ~ months later.
Best described by Lili from Australia who spoke to her mom and said, "... it is like putting my bike away for the winter. I still know how to ride it in the spring." Relating how she knew how to cure her newest habit cough. Remember that mom was concerned that Lili was supposed to have a new cough with her season change cold. Mom asked where her cough was? Lili said, "... I can cough if you want me to?" Mom exclaimed, "no, no, no" which led Lili into the bike riding reference.
Makayla, Oklahoma - Noted above
Juju, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California - Juju had a new and unassociated cough after she had been well cured. Mommy told her to make her new cough go away. Done and done.
Lila - Mom searched for cough cure for her 10 year old daughter. Found Dr. Weinberger's cure. Kapow! Prior to watching the documentary mom stated, "She expressed almost a fear last night during an episode and asked “what if this never goes away?”. Then Lila watched the documentary and here's what mom said, "I have been hesitant to write because I wanted to make sure Lila was indeed “cured!!! She watched your video on her own a few times the next day and kept practicing with water and breathing. By the following day her cough was completely gone. I was so happy and amazed but was holding my breath until school started this past Thursday since I was afraid maybe stress would trigger it. And it has not! It is indeed amazing and invaluable what you provided to help Lila. I am so grateful. If there is anything I can do in return, please let me know."
Thank you so very much!
Our FaceBook "mystery cough" group HERE
Lili, Australia - Noted above
Gracen, Oklahoma - Mom initially used her own variation on Dr. Weinberger's script with instant cure success. When a new and unassociated habit cough occurred. Gracen knew just what to do.
Bethany, Maryland - I (Dennis Buettner) completely freaked out thinking that the monster had returned. I called Dr. Weinberger and explained. He told me to tell Bethany that she knows what to do. I tracked her down in her bedroom and she said, that she knew that Dr. Weinberger would say this and that she (confidently) cured her new cough.
Abby, Australia - Mom said, "no more coughing". She told Abby to chase the new occurrence of habit cough away. Worked like expected.
Willie, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore - Very first time I spoke to mommy, she said that by happenstance, that day, Willie had a brand new habit cough around 6-7 months after his original one. She sent Wille to be alone with the video. He came out of the room with no cough.
It is because of great responses from parents that Dr. Weinberger was able update his diagnosis to include "acute" (less than 4 week) cough.
Habit Cough Diagnosis
by Dr. Miles Weinberger, M.D.
Updated to include "acute" cough (below) by Dr. Weinberger on March 19, 2020
"The repetitive [awake] barking cough that is not present once the patient is asleep is the diagnostic criteria." (It might take a while for the patient to fall asleep. It matters whether the cough is not present once asleep; only to return once awake. - Editor note.)
"The characteristics of the self-perpetuating [awake] Habit Cough is its repetitiveness and absence once asleep."
Once the patient meets the diagnostic criteria for [daytime] Habit Cough, even while the repetitive cough is still considered acute (less than 4 weeks), treatment with suggestion therapy [Weinberger Procedure HERE] is appropriate.
There is no need to wait until the [awake] cough is considered to be chronic (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult)
Multiple patients report that knowledge of The Weinberger Procedure allows them to stop their future [awake] coughs during the acute period once diagnosis of Habit Cough has been met.
Updated to include "acute" cough by Dr. Weinberger on March 19, 2020. Note: Dr. Weinberger is a big proponent of patient interaction with their doctors - as are we. Many adults and parents report that they have quite successfully utilized The Weinberger Procedure on themselves or their children with numerous instant cures in the first days of their new acute [awake] coughs - long before they become "chronic" in length. They report their cures to their amazed doctors. Please consult with your doctor. If you attempt to utilize The Weinberger Procedure on yourself or your child, you are doing this under your own volition.