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    Creatine Making You Cranky, Change Mood? Anyone?

    I just started taking creatine monohydrate about 2-3 weeks ago. Can creatine effect your mood? Does anybody else notice there mood has changed since there have started taking creatine? Is that even possible that maybe a side effect is that it can change your mood, make you cranky, tired? Any help would be greatly appreciated......
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    No. It has an effect on focus so maybe there is a connection.
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    Not me, sorry bud. I would doubt that creatine itself can effect mood swings but I am not 100% sure.
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    Originally Posted by bballjoe12
    I just started taking creatine monohydrate about 2-3 weeks ago. Can creatine effect your mood? Does anybody else notice there mood has changed since there have started taking creatine? Is that even possible that maybe a side effect is that it can change your mood, make you cranky, tired? Any help would be greatly appreciated......
    There wouldn't be any reason for it to have an effect on mood, unless it was a volumizer product. Straight creatine will not change mood or cause acne or anything like that. If it is a volumizer, it may have ingredients that will impact blood sugar and insulin, which may cause the crankyness.

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    it's called placebo effect; stop buying into hype so much, learn what creatine actually does before you start downing powders/caps
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    The only thing I can think of is that you're not drinking enough fluids (i.e. water), thus the dehydration is causing mood swings. Try to up your water intake to 1.5-2 gallons of water daily and report back next week
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    Originally Posted by Lonny
    There wouldn't be any reason for it to have an effect on mood, unless it was a volumizer product. Straight creatine will not change mood or cause acne or anything like that. If it is a volumizer, it may have ingredients that will impact blood sugar and insulin, which may cause the crankyness.

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    Actually I notice acne when I dont drink enough water on creatine. Ive seen threads here and there about people swearing it increased theirs too. Probably from not drinking enough water though.
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    Originally Posted by rippednshredded
    it's called placebo effect; stop buying into hype so much, learn what creatine actually does before you start downing powders/caps
    Ha, theres the best point on this thread...Ive heard a few guys say creatine makes you all mood swing'ish' but theres the reason right there.
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    What exactly are you talking about when you say "the placebo effect?"
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    I have taken several different creatine products and never ever did it have an effect on my mood.
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    lame

    some of you people get pretty lame on the site. Get off your high horse, stop preaching. I cant stand puny weightlifting know it alls. Answer somebodys question respectfully or shutup.

    BTW ive seen alot of studies that linked performance enhancers and mood.
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    Originally Posted by bballjoe12
    I just started taking creatine monohydrate about 2-3 weeks ago. Can creatine effect your mood? Does anybody else notice there mood has changed since there have started taking creatine? Is that even possible that maybe a side effect is that it can change your mood, make you cranky, tired? Any help would be greatly appreciated......
    It is possible. Taurine makes me feel tired/relaxed, where it seems to give other people energy. Some CNS stimulants can have opposite effects on people.

    As far as creatine, no type I have ever used has given me energy. I have taken CEE a few times pre-workout and then felt like I wanted to take a nap. As was mentioned, it could be a hydration issue.
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    Originally Posted by DaleCaliente
    some of you people get pretty lame on the site. Get off your high horse, stop preaching. I cant stand puny weightlifting know it alls. Answer somebodys question respectfully or shutup.

    BTW ive seen alot of studies that linked performance enhancers and mood.

    Then post the links to these studies...showing that creatine changed mood
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    it's prob in your head.
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    Yeah that is what I was thinking I don't know how creatine could do this to you.
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