Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum but discovered it in August 2017 and found everything EXTREMELY helpful. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to everyone for sharing. There aren't many people in Hong Kong with Pancolitis let alone UC and it was relieving to find others with advice and guidance on how to cope. I was literally reading posts and sobbing when I found out there were people suffering like me.
After missing 5 weeks of work in July-August, stupidly trying to self-medicate with LTYG bullcrap Absorb Plus, 22lbs weight loss and 6 days in the hospital I was put on Prednisone and made a drastic recovery. Luckily, I'm in remission now but have to face the ugly issues of my insurance reimbursement.
Even though I was diagnosed in July and my insurance kicked in in May, they are trying to prove that my illness began before May, making it a preexisting condition thus not covered. I have not found any documentation online that says how long the development period of Pancolitis takes. Could it be 5 weeks or 5 months? Does anyone have any similar issues with their insurance policies?
On a side note: Jini Patel Thompson's Absorb Plus shake is horrible and made my pain 10x worse. I do not recommend anyone with Ulcerative Colitis to use this product. I spent hundreds of dollars to ship this across the world only to make my condition worse but I was desperate to alleviate the pain... DON'T DO IT. I didn't read the posts on this forum about
it until it was too late.