Hi, Just went through ur post.
is a disease that can be controlled, but not cured. So, we can say that as long as the disease stays active, ur mother will definitely need drugs - PLEASE DO NOT STOP THEM WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR PHYSICIAN.
The problems of stomach burn and acidity that she has is an adverse effect of these drugs, but we have to weigh the benefits and losses. And you also have to take tests regularly to know if the disease is really under control.
Having said that, if you feel ur mother is really unable to tolerate her medicines, consult your doctor again. He may exchange the drugs, esp folitrax with some other newer drugs (which, of course, will have some other adverse effects).