Remember to drink lots of water when taking Creatine! Recommended of 1-2 gallons a day. The side effects are muscle cramps and mild diarrhea. I didn't drink a lot of water during my loading phase and I was taking a shit like crazy. It was painful and was not pleasant. Learn from my mistake.
Yup! Indeed I did. After experiencing those side effects, I did more research. After that day, I haven't followed that "loading phase". I feel so much better now. Also, the bad thing with the loading phase is your wasting twice as much creatine.