I went for a second opinion at MGH in Boston. The doctor there fought the insurance company, I didn't even need a pre-authorization. There is some evidence that I have Crohn's disease and not UC (IBD First Step showed Crohn's marker, but not UC marker, patchy inflammation, respond well to antibiotics), so I'm thinking they told the insurance company I had Crohn's. A 30 day supply was almost 1300 dollars, good thing it was covered.
He didn't mention probiotics, but I'm already taking one, so maybe that's why. I take Primadophulus Reuteri. Also, I was told I would be on the antibiotics as long as it does the job.
Sorry it didn't work for you. Does your insurance company cover the VSL #3? Just curious. I looked into taking that, but it was too expensive.