I just don't seem to get much from Creatine. I go 5 weeks on and take two weeks off, and I drink a gallon of water a day. I have used Champion Nutrition and SixStar Cratine. When I first used creatine my weight went up 3 lbs in one week, that was the first time using it.
Now when I come off my two weeks off and start using again, no weight gain at all, and my strength is the same even after the 5 weeks on. I take it after my workouts only.