It’s been pretty well documented that Creatine can be responsible for crashes although some here seem to get along well with it. To cut to the chase, I drank a smoothie that I learned had Creatine in it. I would estimate I ingested around 0.5g. I would say 1g absolute maximum, but I think it’s less. This was yesterday around lunch.
I felt “normal” the rest of the day but last night I woke up at 5AM 100% wired and sweating. My mental sides have hit a little harder today as well than normal. I typically get 5-7 hours of broken sleep, but wake up relatively rested and somewhat sluggish to get out of bed. This was 4 hours, then 1 hour additional after which I was wired. I immediately started thinking of the Creatine and started freaking out of course no more sleep was to be had.
This seems like such a low dose and I didn’t think much of it at the time other than not to drink anymore of it. To those that have tried Creatine and crashed? Was the crash immediate like this after first dose? How much has been known to cause crashes? I know it can lead to permanent worsening, but has anyone recovered to baseline following a Creatine crash?