Prior to taking the Xithromax, I was pretty much housebound for the last few years. I'd make it out occasionally with someone else driving me to the store or doctor and could barely make it down a store isle or anything. Always felt like I was going to collapse on the floor. It is now going into the tenth week on Xithromax and finally, tonight I really saw it. I felt it. I went with my mother to a huge department store and the foodstore. I was able to walk all around. I did start to feel sick while waiting for her to finish shopping in the foodstore. But when we got home, I was able to put away my own groceries. Then I rested alittle bit and was able to vacuum my place! Something I can never do. I do it like once every six months if I can. And low and behold, I'm still not dead! I'm crashing now from vacuuming. And no doubt I will pay for this day in spades tomorrow. Earlier this week, we had gone to Walmart and I had the same thing happen. I was able to walk all around. But the next day, I was deathly, deathly ill with CFIDS symptoms. But I never would have been able to even walk anywhere in Walmart prior to taking the Xithromax. It's finally starting to kick in. I am getting better on it. Even if it gives me half a life back, I'll be happy. I hope it lasts. I've been taking pepto for the horrible stomach problems it causes. It helped alot. That's the only reason I was able to go out. Without Pepto, the stomach problems are really bad on the Xithro.