I didn't feel better with my first for weeks. I finally went to an OB-GYN and she saw that I had not healed correctly and had a painful type of granulated scar tissue that caused me lots of discomfort. I had a very minor (one hour) surgery at three months post-partum where they "fixed" things down there. Three weeks after that, I felt great - and I didn't even look like I had ever given birth. This time I tore the same amount (2nd degree), but the midwife who did the stitches did an excellent job. I also was more careful not to move around too much and to take two sitz baths in epsom salts every day. I'm at 2.5 weeks PP and I feel great - no problems like last time. My advice is to go see a doctor if this continues, you may not be healing right. In the meantime, take your sitz baths and be careful not to overdo things. They say it takes 4-6 weeks to heal, so give yourself some time too.
Mandi - Doula/Childbirth Educator, Loving my DH, DS, DD, DD, missing my three (last m/c 4/2010)