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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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