Oh Mitzi I'm so sorry to hear this.. It sounds like you're having such a horrible experience. How frustrating it must be after finally being rid of your UC to be feeling even worse. I think it sounds like you should get a second opinion, from a GI doctor or another surgeon. It doesn't make sense that you're in such serious condition and your surgeon is just giving you Pepcid. I mean, that doesn't even touch my heartburn. You shouldn't have to be suffering like this, and I'm sure there's got to be a better solution.
Good luck and I really hope you start recovering soon.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) diagnosed at age 15; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use.
Trying out Lialda, 2 pills/day