I am about 6 weeks out of takedown surgery and things are going relatively well. I am obviously aware of the importance of the Visbiome probiotic at this point and my surgeon wrote me a prescription for it but my insurance is still refusing to cover it. I have seen a few comments on this site indicating that it is usually quite the process to get your insurance to help out but I was wondering if anyone could give me specific actions that would help this happen. Is it most effective to get a written statement from a doctor that explains the need for continual use of Visbiome? Does it help to present peer-reviewed studies that show the effectiveness of these probiotics for the ileal pouch directly to the insurance company? I have had one phone call with my insurance company and they don't seem like they are very willing to budge.
If anyone has any advice as it relates to Immodium/loperamide as well because that is very expensive to use everyday as well, so ideally I would love it if I could get insurance to help out with that as well.
Thank you in advance for any responses!