I've earlier made a post on this forum that I wanted to load.
But now when I've started, I'm facing problems. I'm using ON's creatine monohydrate. For the past three days, I've been taking two 5g doses a day (total 10mg daily), I know that's less than what is needed for loading, but I thought I'd do it gently. From the second day onwards, I've been facing mild stomach problems; its a bit of pain and it feels like the stomach is constantly churning. This starts from the time I take the dose to about two hours; it doesn't continue throughout the day.
Now from what I understand, you can either take large doses for five days and saturate yourself, or take 5g for a month and achieve the same saturation. But does it mean that even if you don't load and take only 5g daily for a month, at the end of the month when you are saturated, you will still have these problems, or are these limited only to the overdosed loading phase?
Second, I'm drinking a lot of water, and pissing at least once every hour, when earlier it was once every two to three hours. (Its about 30 degrees where I live.) When you're on creatine, you have to drink a lot of water, but does it mean all through, or only the loading phase? I have no problem drinking more water and pissing more, but I'm afraid the kidneys will start squealing from the overwork.
Umm... how many times do you guys piss?