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    Upset stomach after taking creatine

    Hi all, this is my first thread and was just wondering how common stomach upsets are after taking creatine monohydrate? I have recently purchased the Myprotein brand of creatine monohydrate and took it for the first time today pre-workout. As soon as I took it I felt my stomach take a turn for the worse but still continued to the gym to workout. In the gym I felt all gassed up and kept having waves where I felt like I really needed to go to the toilet. I didn't let these feelings disturb my workout but when I got home my stomach took another turn for the worst and when I finally went to the toilet I didnt have the ****s but it wasn't a solid visit! Hours later my stomach still doesnt feel right! I took 5g as stated and mixed it into my protein shake (matrix anabolic protein). I also took 1 caffeine tab before my workout. Should I trial this supplement for a bit or will it always have the same affects on me? Also any recommendations on how to maybe eat before I take it or if I should just mix it in water?

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    Typically, stomach discomfort from creatine comes from loading creatine monohydrate for a certain number of days. I'd cut your dosage in half (2.5g/half teaspoon) and see if your problems persist.

    You shouldn't have to alter your diet to take creatine, so feel free to mix it in whatever liquid you prefer.
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    Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    Give it a year and try it again when you're 18 .
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    At 17 there really is no need for supplements. I would focus on your diet and form and try again in a year.
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    Originally Posted by Caissss View Post
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    Originally Posted by Gijss View Post
    Drink more water
    This. You need to drink 6-8 glasses of water if you are supplementing with Creatine. But yea, you should probably wait till your older to starting taking it if people on here are advising that.
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    Do you mean my current physique photos or before I started training photos? What's your curiosity may I ask?
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    I think I am going to give it a couple of months now, I mean the creatine ain't going to go off, I'm going to get myself a bit leaner then try it again
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    This. You need to drink 6-8 glasses of water if you are supplementing with Creatine. But yea, you should probably wait till your older to starting taking it if people on here are advising that.
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