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    creatine cramps

    anyone get cramps after taking creatine?

    i get it in weird spots, like my neck, shoulder, calves, hamstrings, places i've never cramped before.



    why does it do this?
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    Are you sure its the creatine causing this? Maybe drink more water throughout the day.
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    if it were stomach cramps/bloating, id say maybe too much mono, but muscle cramps prob just not enough water. stacking it with a stim pwo?
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    It's that your not having enough water intake . Creative uses a lot of water so your probably not fully hydrated which is causing the cramps so just drink more !
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    drink more water you want to piss clear everyday and yes you piss every hour it sucks
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    What brand are you taking and how much are you taking? 10 bucks says it's a loading phase.
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    I hear it can happen in rare cases. Just try drinking more water or switch no another type bro.
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    1 gallon+ water per day.

    Try 3g per day for saturation, see if that helps.
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    Ive seen many creatine studies and I dont remember seeing any of them that reported cramping. That said consider cutting back to 3-5 grams and see if that helps. Also look at the other stuff in the creatine supplement. It should only have creatine monohydate and nothing else

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    NOW creatine monohydrate

    i took like 10g today, still kind of loading since i didnt take 180g last week
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    Originally Posted by qeynos View Post
    NOW creatine monohydrate

    i took like 10g today, still kind of loading since i didnt take 180g last week
    Take 3-5g/day, that's ALL. NO MORE.
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    Originally Posted by qeynos View Post
    NOW creatine monohydrate

    i took like 10g today, still kind of loading since i didnt take 180g last week
    No. If you are taking 10 grams a day, you will be fully saturated in 10 days. 180 grams in a week is an utter waste. The typical LOADING protocol has you ingest 25 grams per day for 5-7 days.

    Are you working outside in hot temps while not drinking enough water? There is a possibility that the cramping may be from such a scenario. Also, how many grams per day have you been ingesting for the last week?
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    Originally Posted by snorkelman View Post
    No. If you are taking 10 grams a day, you will be fully saturated in 10 days. 180 grams in a week is an utter waste. The typical LOADING protocol has you ingest 25 grams per day for 5-7 days.

    Are you working outside in hot temps while not drinking enough water? There is a possibility that the cramping may be from such a scenario. Also, how many grams per day have you been ingesting for the last week?
    i heard it may take weeks to saturate the creatine stores (of 25-30g doses) during loading. maybe i didnt drink enough water though
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    Can someone define loading and saturating?
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    Creatine/Cramps

    Originally Posted by imapolarbear View Post
    drink more water you want to piss clear everyday and yes you piss every hour it sucks
    I thought I was drinking enough but I guess not. Right I'm loading (15-20 grams per day) and I've had moderate ab cramps since I started. I'll up the water intake and see if that helps. From what I've studied loading isn't required with Mono, but suggested with Micronized. I'm doing the micronized so I would appreciate any info/advice y'all might have.

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    Originally Posted by bdill1690 View Post
    From what I've studied loading isn't required with Mono, but suggested with Micronized. I'm doing the micronized so I would appreciate any info/advice y'all might have.

    Thanks.
    That is wrong info.

    Micronized just means smaller particles. That's it. So if you can buy plain mono or micronized mono, you want micronized because it dissolves better.

    loading is not required or better for ANY form of creatine. Loading simply allows you to reach the saturation point faster. A side effect is that because you are using a larger dose, you tend to experience GI discomfort.
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