My husband had esophageal cancer and was prescribed Carafate. He still gets burning and yes, it does burn but slightly he said. He gets burning in his right ear and down his back. I guess that's normal but he does have an appointment to see his gastroenterologist next month. He's due for his endoscopy. 20% of his stomach was taken and part of his esophagus. He had his chemo and radiation starting Aug. 2008 and ended up on Oct. 10, 2008 His surgery was 12/3/08 and it took months for his recovery. He still can't tell when he should eat as they cut the vegus nerve so he also fills up fast. He also takes Nystatin, 2 Prilosec and his blood pressure pill every night.