I used creatine 8 or so years ago, had great gains, ( it was the exact same product then & dont tell me its gotten better becasue its effervescent or some .) But I also had a frequent & uncomfortable need to urinate that was NOT just from consuming extra liquid, but from my kidneys being put on overload & doing damage to them with this stuff. I drank plenty of water, took a little less than the recommended dose & was having the urination problem for years after the use of creatine… I also was very short tempered with my family & young kids at the time I took it as it altered my mood.
I also have a friend who underwent a kidney transplant, that if he didnt get, he would have died . the reason for his kidney failure was creatine & he would tell you to stay far away from it as it almost costed him his life. This stuff is absolutely no good-
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal products you may use, especially of:
I have fibromyalgia with severe muscle spasms across my shoulders, neck, inside my scapula and all the way up my back extending on each side of my spine like ropes down to my lumbar area. I had been on the Fentanyl patch for 3 years and took myself off of it because it made so incompacitated. My doctor then put me on Tramadol 2 tabs 4x a day and Norco /325, 2 a day for more severe pain or break through pain. I also chew ibuprofen like candy and take Robaxin, which is useless. I feel as though the Tramadol givse my muscle pain more relief than the Norco but I’m only on 2 a day and still suffer horribly when I have a flare up! Along with these meds I have to get steroidal trigger point injections. As far as my moods, they are associated with my pain level. The pain will be so horrible I’ll get depressed, which, in turn feeds my pain. I never have had any side effects that I’m aware of from Tramadol. I admit I have taken more than precsibed when my pain was so utterly unbearable. It gave me a mild feeling of euphoria…never any side effects, except for mild insomnia. But I didn’t care! It felt so amazing to have some relief!!! Now, having said that about Tramadol, my quality of life was still about 25% until an opportunity opened up for access to more Norco. That made a HUGE difference in my life! My pain reduced so much that I was able to leave my house that I had been trapped in for years! Conclusion: for me, Tramadol works for mild muscle pain but for level of pain I have I need something stronger and more frequent added to it and a better muscle relaxer. Tramadol is designed for MILD pain.