Dowa - That's how the pain started for me too. "Like how a bad sunburn feels" is the only way I could find to describe it to my PCP.
It began in my back and eventually spread up my neck & face and down my arms & legs. And yeah, it does feel like it could be nerve pain. Actually, that's what I thought it was early on long before Lyme was even considered.
Is it a new symptom for you?