Do others experience this much pain while treating lymes?? I see someone else just posted on pain too. I've been taking ceftin, on the 9th i quit because of the muscle pain i was having, almost like charlie horse cramps, deep in the muscles, all over, specially hands, and feet. Back of legs. That weekend i started having bathroom problems, i posted about that, and on monday (last monday) the nurse told me to go off my ABX for a week. Well i've still been in pain this whole week, Saturday was excrusiation, i was up all night, even my face muscle hurt, plus my skin was burning, like beening in way too hot water. What's up? I've tried calling my dr. office today, but have gotten no answers back yet. i do not feel ready to start back on ABX, how long can a person be off?? Any response would be welcome?