When I started working my biceps out, I used 3 lb weights and then after 6 or so weeks, moved up to 5 lbs. in each arm.
From what I've read here on Spark and other sites, like Fitness, says that if you are sore, you should let it rest for 1 or 2 days. What happens when you work a muscle is that you make tiny tears in it and it needs time to repair itself. When it repairs, it is then stronger. If it still hurts badly, (more than just sore) in a couple days, I wouldn't work it until there is no more pain. Only you know if it is just sore or if it is a "real" pain. Use your judgement.
I would see a dr. if it doesn't get better in several days or so. Hope this helps. I hope you didn't injure yourself. God bless you!
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