About a month ago I woke with a sore shoulder, it got worse, and eventually spread all around the muscles in my upper body and top of my legs...as if I had been chainsawing for a week solid or been beaten up. In the first 10/12 days I couldn't lie comfortably in bed, spending all night in a chair watching all the crap on nightime TV. I was maximum dosing on paracetamol, plus a couple of nights took some stronger pills left over after I had extensive surgery several years ago. After 2 weeks I saw my doc, he thought it was some sort of virus. I asked him to do a blood test for Lymes. He said he didn't think it was Lymes but we'll do a test. Actually I agreed with him....the last time I knew I had been bitten by a tick was well over a year ago....probably over 2, and I had seen none of the classic symptoms that we all know about.
Positive test....anti-biotics start tommorrow.
If in doubt....ask for a test!