I'm 4 days pp and still feel rough. I would be fine if didn't have so much pain in my vaginal/rectal area. I Have a 3rd degree tear and it really hurts. Every time I go to the bathroom I put on a fresh pad, use my squirt bottle filled with warm water, blot dry with tissue, spray Benzocaine front to back, and put two witch hazel pads up against my swelling. In addition to that I've been doing sitz bath once a day in addition to standing in a warm shower and letting the water run down my bum. Also taking motrin every 8 hours and lortab 5/325 every 4 hours. I stay off my bottom and when I do sit up I use a donut to sit on, which isn't for very long because of the pain. I feel like I'm doing everything that I am suppose to but I still have substantial pain. Is this normal to feel this bad? None of my friends with babies have hurt like this. I'm not having too much lochia and there is no odor to make me think of an infection. My pp appt is December 5 but I'm thinking I maybe should go back before then. At the least I need more pain medicine. If I let it wear off then I really hurt and it makes me cry. Help.