In an effort to control chronic inflammation, I recently switched to an AutoImmune Paleo elimination diet. On AIP Paleo, dairy is initially eliminated as it may be a cause of inflammation. So, I've been dairy free for a couple weeks now. In the last week, I began developing symptoms that were similar to Low Potassium/Folate including muscle spasms/pain/weakness in my shoulder, both arms and lower back that would not release, general fatigue, a spot of dermatitis/eczema on my left eyelid and acne in the hairline. I tried upping methylfolate, adding potassium and adding magnesium. None of that worked at all. I don't normally take NSAIDS, but even ibuprophen wasn't touching the muscle issues as it normally would for me. I was doing research on natural muscle relaxers since I could feel the spasm knots and came across the connection between calcium and muscles (and, as it turns out, my other symptoms). My RDA for calcium is approximately 1,000 mg with an upper limit of 2,500 mg. Even though I eat well - a whole food diet with appropriate fat, vegetables and protein at each meal, I was getting no where near 1,000 mg of calcium once I dropped the daily cheese and heavy cream. I had some Calcium Citrate on hand and took 600 mg of that yesterday evening. All of my muscle spasms released within 10 minutes! I took 600 mg more before bed. My skin is already clearing this morning, my muscles are feeling stronger, and I'm much less fatigued so far today. Interestingly I had a blood draw yesterday morning before taking the calcium, so I'll know next week where my actual number was in that state. Guess I'll be adding Calcium Citrate to my regimen. Just wanted to share in case this might be an issue for others.