Crazyharry...if your trip to the specialist is denied, try having your regular doc write a letter explaining the other forms of care that were tried and failed. I work in health insurance and a calm, detailed letter can go a long way in getting coverage. unfortunately, a non-traditional care is not always allowed by strict policy language, but if it can be proven to be a better course of care (or more importantly a less expensive course of care) the RN case managers at your insurance company could realize it is worth covering.
pb4...thanks I thought you would have some good ideas as you have some similar issues. I am looking to care for only that part of my anatomy I am going to go back and attempt the probiotics again in January as you seem to have had great success with them. I didn't have a good reaction to them the first time, but I still wonder if it wasn't a flare up or flu that I had at the same time.
Fun Guy...thank for the other Rx names. I have never been offered non-oral or anti-TNF options and could not remember all of the names.
I am going to ask about
all of this when i get my new GI and also ask my well trusted GP about
them too. Thanks again
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....