Opiate Withdrawal

Patient : I have degenerative Disk Disease & have had 3 surgeries on L-4,L-5 & S-1 from 1988-1999. The doctors have had me on Hydrocodone pretty much since 1988. It was up to 6 per day 10 mg & I just didn't want to use it anymore. I'm on my 20th day of detox cold turkey & am handling the symptoms the best I can at home. My question is how to help with the sneezing & congestion so I can get through this. I sneeze about 40-50 times daily & it is killing my disks. All 3 surgeries were after repeated sneezing. How long can I expect the sneezing to last? I know it is my body throwing off the toxins, so my OTC Zyrtec isn't helping. Coughing incessantly as well from the post nasal drip. I keep reading everything I can, but really want to know how long this will continue?
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