From Meesh--thanks, Meesh!
(the words below are her words, just to give credit where credit is due)
If you are having trouble getting something approved by your insurance company that you or doctor believe you would benefit from go to this link: http://www.patientadvocate.org/
They are a nonprofit organization that will help you deal with your insurance company, help you file appeals if necessary, and generally have your back.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.
Thread with links to UC resources and information: