I have prescriptions for low dose (5mg) hydrocortisone and t3 to begin taking to see if they will help with my full body tendonitis. Both of these synthetic hormones come with risks. I have experienced the long term horror of a long term reaction to levaquin and I don't want to "experiment" with these hormones unless I can find some good anecdotal evidence that they can get me well again. I have found lots of sites touting the benefits of these therapies and my doc touts the benefits. But, I have yet to find any real life examples of people that saw a dramatic turnaround in pain levels after taking one or both of these drugs. I don't have fatigue or many other issues. But, I do have significant pain in both shoulders, both feet, with lesser pain in my knees, hips, elbows and hands. The pain is in the soft tissues--primarily tendons--not in the joint. All blood work looks pristine. Does anyone have great news to share that can convince me to start the therapy??