I decided to try creatine for the first time today, and I got a tub of GNC's monohydrate creatine. I took 5g after my workout and now my throat kind of feels constricted not to the point where I cannot breathe, but it is noticeable and my right eye is getting itchy.
I've been doing some reading from similar forums on this site and some people say they have gotten hives and some say you cannot be allergic to creatine since it is produced natrually in your body and it is also found in red meat. I also did some reading on the Livestrong website and it says that it is possible for the body to reject creatine supplements and for the person to have symptoms similar to an allergic reaction.
Has anyone else had a reaction similar to mine? Could it be an allergic reaction to creatine or something else? Could it be that my body is not used to it? Would it be safe to continue using it and maybe my body would start to accept it, or should I just get off of it right away? Any help is appreciated.
Thread: Allergic to Creatine?
04-09-2012, 08:15 PM #1
Allergic to Creatine?
04-09-2012, 08:36 PM #2
When I first started taking creatine.
My throat got really dry and it hurt to swallow for about the first two weeks...
I think my body was just getting use to it or I wasn't drinking enough water.
However, I don't think you can be allergic to Creatine, maybe start taking 3g a day (That's all you really need anyways)
And don't do the loading cycle.
04-09-2012, 08:39 PM #3
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04-09-2012, 10:29 PM #8
yea, you just need more water. Also buying from Gnc is so ehhhh. But sometime i could also be the fact that you could had receive a bad batch. Try the water method and if that does't work switch out for a different brand and make sure it pure creatine with nothing else in it. Also are you allergic to anything that you are aware of like peanuts and etc. Because factories cross counters stuff like that when they are producing unless stated otherwise. if i have help you out throw a rep my way baby!Push as hard as you can
until you can't push anymore
Then push for one more
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04-10-2012, 10:57 AM #12
Thanks for the input
thanks for the input everyone, i repped everyone because everything was pretty helpful
04-10-2012, 11:12 AM #13
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04-10-2012, 10:00 PM #15
Took it again today, drank A LOT of water... I drink a lot to begin with but I just kept drinking it... Everything seems to be fine. Also took it with grape juice as opposed to water today... Ultimately I've come to the conclusion that it could be that I needed EVEN more water than what I already had or that my body just wasn't used to it?
Either way I still am going to monitor it over the next few weeks and if anything changes post it to the thread
06-22-2013, 04:28 AM #16
first sorry for my english
last night i take 5g trec nutrition creatine with optimum nutrition pro complex gainer, today i noticed my left eye is swollen as ****. i had token creatine once 1 years ago and my eye was swollen
i'm sure it's creatine. can i continue taking? i'm 17 years old rugby player and i need strenghth
06-22-2013, 06:10 AM #17
11-14-2013, 07:00 AM #18
Hey, so im not sure about it but i was taking Creatine and Whey Isolate both from the sabe brand SixStar and it was working fine. Then i changed my whey isolate brand when the first one was over. Now im taking the creatine sixstar with whey isolate from Bodyfortress. Its been only a few days, like 5 and for the past 6 days my eyes got bad. kinda red/inflamed with a very little bit of pus/rheum/mucopurulent discharge when i wake up in the morning. so last night for the first time i had my creatine before going to bed. it turned out i just woke up bcuz my whole body was very itchy and i was breaking out in hives. i think i got some sort of allergic reaction. not sure if its bcuz of the mix of 2 products from different brands or if its bcuz i had it bfore going to sleep and my body kinda rejected, idk.. i drink looots of water, like a looot. now i just took a shower to feel better and will stop both products for one week to see how it goes. if i get better, which i know i will lol, i will start the protein first and see what happens. Ive heard a lot about creatine and decided to take a break of maybe 3 weeks. but yeah... it somewhat affected my eyes. btw creatine has been working i can see my arms getting bigger. i hope i helped at all with this
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