I just want to let you know this works! You guys nailed it with the diet! It's consistent. The biggest proof I can offer you is: I just got my yearly physical and didn't ask to renew a prescription for Imitrex or Maxalt (and I feel confident about it too!).
I will tell you, I don't always get things 100% correct on the rotation, some days I double up, then start a rotation. And I probably have corn and rice too much/too often. When I dine out, I pick the things on the menu with the least chance for error, regardless of rotation. As a matter of fact, I have had several mishaps, mostly from dinning out and dealing with the nutritionally uninformed wait staff (they just don't get it). Although my wife cooked a deer roast, and the next day I got the traditional forunner signs of a migraine (stiff neck, nose ache dizzy, stomach feels funny). When I asked to see the spices, yep, black pepper was in the garlic spices. Gotcha! It hasn't happened since. The reactions are less severe now, just like you said. I mainly cook and shop for myself. Something I really could not have imagined 5 years ago, lol! Additionally, I am eating a wider variety of foods than I can remember in a long, long time.
I am so glad I did the tests! I think in about 2 years we will need to do this again. It's pretty amazing to me. I have been looking for the answer to migraines since I was 13 and I am now 56. I have talked to every Dr. I came in contact with. So, help comes from half way around the world, via the internet, with a lab in Germany. Go figure. To me, it's the equivalent of making a moonshot, lol!
Oh, one more thing, at my physical with my new Dr. I showed him the pages of incompatible foods with the color bars showing the degree of severity, and what do you think he said? "Well, if you think your having success with this, stay with it, but conventional Dr's don't believe in it". I thought I was gonna scream! I just said, "I know I am having success with it."
I may bounce a few things off you guys now and then to stay on track, but right now things couldn't be better.
Bill, Louisiana USA