I think my answer would be yes, I would leave my GI because I want to live pain-free. You never know, you might not have to leave the GI for good, just long enough to get answers on why you are in so much pain. I would also recommend, if you still cannot get answers, to seek a pain specialist at some point. I know you want to know the origin of the pain but sometimes they cannot be found. If this should happen (and I hope it doesn't) do seek a pain management specialist. At least you could get some relief.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free