View Full Version : HELP! creatine is killing me

07-04-2004, 01:22 AM
I bought this GNC creatine and followed everything according to instructions.

except the only thing, was perhaps I was "loading ", and I had to take something like 8 ounces of water with two tablets of creatine...I think I took a little more than that

form what i understand in the process of loading, you are supposed to take 5g of creatine for every 4 hour break, 4 times a day - working out to 20g a day for 4 days

i didn't follow the 4 hour rule strictly, maybe i miss by 1/2 or 1 hour at the most.....i am not up 16 hours a day, so i took it three times only

but even by taking it 3 times, and i just took it another time, i have fell sick

i am experiencing severe chest pains, flu, sore throat, serious loss of energy...
my body is feeling very cold at the moment

what should I do ? i don't want to waste the 200 bucks of creatine that i have but at the same time, this pain is really killing me

07-04-2004, 01:24 AM
Sounds like it has nothing to do with the creatine. Sounds like perhaps you do in fact, have the flu.

Also as a side note, you do not need to load your creatine.

07-04-2004, 01:32 AM
Is that so ?

why not....AJ, i was perfectly fine....and then creatine came along

07-04-2004, 01:45 AM
sick feeling is just a coincidence i think, read the creatine sticky. Anything else posted here will just be really redundant really. :clown:

07-04-2004, 07:10 AM
I really doubt you are sick from the creatine.

If you are worried about it stop taking it and wait till you feel better and try it again.

07-04-2004, 08:38 AM
Thanks guys,

just came back from the doc. I've got a viral infection.

The question about creatine is out of the way. But what if I do not "load" up on creatine?

skinny no more
07-04-2004, 09:08 AM
i am think about takin creatine to but I am scared

07-04-2004, 12:37 PM
$200 of creatine!!!! WTF, that's enough to last like 5 years...you know that $#@%'s got an expiry date don't you man?

07-04-2004, 12:39 PM
i am think about takin creatine to but I am scared

Of what? Gaining a few lbs of water weight and then losing it when you come off? That's about all creatine really does...it's harmless though.

07-04-2004, 01:32 PM
I know a freshman who took creatine and it wasn't two weeks before he had to stop. He was ****ting constantly. I don't know if it was the creatine but when he stopped taking it he quit ****ting constantly.

Scott S
07-04-2004, 01:54 PM
But what if I do not "load" up on creatine?

Man, I dunno. You won't be able to grow any muscle without lots of creatine, so you might as well give up on lifting.

Sorry, man.

07-04-2004, 03:01 PM