AthleteCreator- Honestly bro 5lbs is nothing. In my post I said a "ton". My quote was directed towards people that use creatine as an excuse to get sloppy with the diet, put on fat, and then think it will magically disappear when they stop taking it. But as said I lost nothing or very little when I have stopped using it for brief periods as well as people I have helped.
Muscleandbrawn-From everything my professors have told me your body can only hold so much. I know 3-5g is what is reccommeded. I would think if it was not retained in the muscle your body would try and flush it out since you wouldnt be using it. I'm also not aware of how much water creatine would actually pull into the muscle? I know carbohydrates is 2.7g of water with every gram of carb. Now if we are talking that high of a ratio then I could definetly see a gain/loss from consumption. Just my thought on it.