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    My blood work always shows my creatinine levels are high (guessing naturally and through diet) end normal/above normal range.

    I'm not here to bash the use of creatine as a supplement. I'm just asking if anyone has a similar situation and has anyone had negative effects from using creatine supplements?

    (I'm also caffeine sensitive and forget about any type of fat burner)



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    Your creatinine levels will read high with your blood work not only from creatine use but red meat and weight training will also contribute. The breakdown of muscle tissue from heavy training causes high level readings. If you went 1 week not taking creatine, limit ingestion of red meat, don't train for 2-3 days before the blood draw and drink plenty of water I bet your levels would come back within normal range.
    Been there done that.
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    • #3
      Had creatinine levels on the higher end of normal (1.1) and hadn't taken creatine in years when I had that lab drawn. PA proceeded to lecture me on tylenol use despite the fact that I told her I lifted weights during the exam. Derpalerp.
      Last edited by nexa; 11-18-2015, 10:44 PM.
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      • #4
        If I'm not mistaken, Doctors have a separate range that is "acceptable" for athletes and weightlifters for Creatinine. Most doctors just don't pay attention to that or know otherwise.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by fade View Post
          If I'm not mistaken, Doctors have a separate range that is "acceptable" for athletes and weightlifters for Creatinine. Most doctors just don't pay attention to that or know otherwise.
          bingo.
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          • #6
            It's amazing how little doctors know...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dice77 View Post
              It's amazing how little doctors know...

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              They know plenty, more than I will ever hope to know about most general medicine. The problem is the general MD doesn't specialize. He handles EVERYTHING.

              Some doctors are lazy, because as people - we're lazy. On the other hand there are a lot of awesome doctors out there that know a ton and really care about their patients.
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              • #8
                I just get pissed when my doctor gets on my case about diet and creatinine levels and she is 75 pounds overweight. "Why do you need that much protein?" Blah blah

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dice77 View Post
                  I just get pissed when my doctor gets on my case about diet and creatinine levels and she is 75 pounds overweight. "Why do you need that much protein?" Blah blah

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                  • #10
                    I did! BTW, she was an oncologist! Worried about kidney function.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fade View Post
                      If I'm not mistaken, Doctors have a separate range that is "acceptable" for athletes and weightlifters for Creatinine. Most doctors just don't pay attention to that or know otherwise.
                      Yeah, not too many consider athletes or active patients as a separate population of people. And the health care provider was a newly minted PA who didn't even lift. However, the Tylenol thing was a bit ridiculous and really just showed how little she paid attention to me.

                      Originally posted by dice77 View Post
                      It's amazing how little doctors know...
                      The higher up I move along in the medical food chain, the more I realize how much I don't know...and the more I start to notice some of the "scientization" and downright BS I see in the fitness community.
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                      • #12
                        Just a chime in...My Doc is a sports and nut specialist for a Florida swim team. He noticed elevated levels of creatine in my blood work. I was taking 10mg daily of mono. He asked me about my diet, (lots of red meat and fish) and wondered why I thought I wasn't getting enough creatine through food. He also said after a certain amount it would be unnecessarily processed by liver and wasted. He also noted that a lot of crap makes it into the final product because of various materials used in the same processing plant.
                        He told me to drop it all together....so I did. Not only do I feel better when training, but I kept my diet and had zero loss in strength or muscular endurance after stopping. Prob wont ever take a creatine product again....not worth risking liver issues. But just my .02 cents and a personal experience.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah those stupid doctors. They sure are worthless, anybody with an internet connection can do their job…

                          People on the boards forget the incredibly small minority of the population that lifters and other extreme athletes make up. Medical education, even specialties, is geared towards the main body of the population that physicians will actually see. A provider may not be well versed on specific intricacies but certainly has the ability to research quickly and adjust care accordingly. If not, then as Fade said, find a new doctor. Or invest 12 years of your life and become one yourself if they're so stupid and you're so smart.


                          How ridiculous an oncologist would worry about kidney function… Because that couldn't possibly be important for her field…

                          Anyway, Hop gave spot on advice IMO regarding the original topic.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Adam2433 View Post
                            Yeah those stupid doctors. They sure are worthless, anybody with an internet connection can do their job…

                            People on the boards forget the incredibly small minority of the population that lifters and other extreme athletes make up. Medical education, even specialties, is geared towards the main body of the population that physicians will actually see. A provider may not be well versed on specific intricacies but certainly has the ability to research quickly and adjust care accordingly. If not, then as Fade said, find a new doctor. Or invest 12 years of your life and become one yourself if they're so stupid and you're so smart.


                            How ridiculous an oncologist would worry about kidney function… Because that couldn't possibly be important for her field…

                            Anyway, Hop gave spot on advice IMO regarding the original topic.
                            I know what you are saying. She was just very disrespectful with how she handled it/my case. Overall she was disorganized and gave bad advice. Sought out a 2nd opinion that changed my life.

                            Hop was dead on. I've already added to my medical file.

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                            • #15
                              Creatine could make your face all puffy. Lol. It did that to mine a tiny bit, but not bad enough to matter. In fact, I think it looks pretty cool, haha.

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