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April 2021

Hello everyone,

Spring has finally arrived for us in the Northern Hemisphere, I don't know about you but this is probably my most favourite time of the year as it brings new growth and warmer weather. I don't do so well in the Winter with the psoriatic arthritis and it can take me a while to get moving in the morning, so it's a welcome time.

As some of you know we grow all our own vegetables and it's starting to get busy in the garden, but mostly in the polytunnels planting the seeds that will give us our food for the year. We are not far off for our first harvest of Broad Beans and New Potatoes, I will have to keep an eye out for John, he has been known to have a recipe with seasonal veg.

Thank you to those newsletter subscribers that pointed out the mistakes in last months newsletter, it gives me chance to put things right before going out to the public 7 days later. If you don't subscribe to an early view Members can subscribe here.

Don't forget our members are welcome to give feedback (good or bad) about the newsletter Here

Ok let's get on with the show.


New threads on the psoriasis boards

Fumaric acid esters in young patients with psoriasis

In a multicentre, randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study, patients aged 10–17 years with plaque psoriasis were randomized 2 : 1 to receive FAE ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

The coal tar treatment thread

In a discussion in Which of these treatments have you used for psoriasis ?, we bumped into the coal tar business. And well, I was wondering: “Why does ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Intro from Sandy

I’ve been dealing with psoriasis since I was 12. I cried about it because I didn’t know what was wrong with me . I got it on my scalp and my parents never ..........
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Inverse psoriasis keep area dry or moist

I have had for 4 years. I have read about numerous help for this, from powders to ointments. what is the point here, Keep area dry or moist ? ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Tremfya phase 3 data

Robust joint and skin response rates and mean improvements from baseline in outcome measures were maintained through two years, and approximately 90 percent ..........
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Cortisone and Skin Damage

I must have 8 tubes of this skin thinner and regret the way I have used way too much over the years. My wife who is a clinical Pharmacist warned me that ..........
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Will Using Biologics Cause Flairups If Stopped

I am curious to know if I try some drugs (biologics etc.) for PsA and Ps and I stop them will I get a rebound flairup like I used to when I used topical steroid ..........
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Poll: Which of these treatments have you used for psoriasis ?

This poll is open to members and guests and no usernames will be shown. Members can also post in the thread too if they wish ..........
Vote Here

Threads with updates last month

Tremfya for psoriatic arthritis : .......... Read the update Here

Jims journey on Skilarence: .......... Read the update Here

Stats from last month

On the forum we have 30 New Threads and 2579 New Posts

Welcome to our new members....

jagendog - N34katz - jbills88 - PricePS - Erzla777 - ste84 - honeyblockbee

Music with KatT

Welcome to music with KatT. Where you can test your music knowledge and see/listen to other member's recommendations

Music Quiz: Score 1 point for each correct answer.

Who is the artist's inspiration for these songs (multiple choice)?

Song: Inspiration:

#1: Wild World by Cat Stevens #A: Rosanna Arquette

#2: Photograph by Def Leppard #B: Sean Penn

#3: Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney #C: Candy Darling

#4: Uptown Girl by Billy Joel #D: Princess Diana

#5: Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones #E: Patti D'Arbanville

#6: Candle in the Wind by Elton John #F: Marsha Hunt

#7: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel #G: Porter Wagoner

#8: Lola by the Kinks #H: Elle MacPherson

#9: True Blue by Madonna #I: Marilyn Monroe

#10: I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton #J: Linda McCartney

1 goes with E
2 goes with I
3 goes with J
4 goes with H
5 goes with F
6 goes with D
7 goes with A
8 goes with C
9 goes with B
10 goes with G

Members recommendations: Each month I ask our members to come up with a music recommendation on a theme. This month it's Year
Turnedlight suggested: Silent All These Years by Tori Amos
Kat suggested: In the Year 2525 by Zager and Evans
jiml suggested: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda by The Pogues
wooley suggested: December 1963 by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Raxyl suggested: Five Years by David Bowie
D Foster suggested: 1861 by The Shadows
Fred suggested: 69 Years Old by Duffy Bishop
Mrs Fred suggested: 14 Years by Guns N' Roses
Caroline suggested: A Thousand Years by Sting
JohnB suggested: Fifties Child by Barclay James Harvest
KatT suggested: 1955 by Hilltop Hoods

Listen on: Deezer | Spotify

JohnB's recommendation is not available on Deezer nor on Spotify. You can listen to it on YouTube

If you would like to leave some feedback you can post in the Newsletter thread Here

Johnb's Recipe Spot

Mac n’ Cheese - with attitude

I have never really understood why the Americans hold Mac n’ Cheese in such high regard. I feel it is generally an over rated dish of white, bland stodge.

Was I slightly disappointed when Mrs John announced we were having Mac n’ Cheese one Saturday evening . . . . . . . Errr Yes?

Suffice to say this dish has me a convert. Of sorts.

So grab yourself the following stuff
40g of butter or margarine
40g of plain flour
2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
450ml of milk full fat semi or skimmed - it doesn't matter. Oat or coconut I’m not so sure.
Grate 160g of a really good strong cheddar. The stronger and more mature the better
a fat 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked, hot or sweet it doesn't matter). It will take a lot more if you like the stuff
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Chilli flakes to taste - these are very optional but it does benefit from them
360g of dried macaroni
100g frozen garden peas
50g of a firm chorizo peeled (if needed) and diced into 6mm chunks
a big handful of cherry tomatoes halved
16g of panko breadcrumbs

And to action
In a big pan of boiling salty water (I was told once pasta water should be as salty as the Mediterranean) cook your Macaroni to the packet recommendations. Please don’t boil it to death, it needs to be slightly undercooked (al dente as the Italians say). Once it to your satisfaction drain the pasta and set aside. Keep a good splash of the pasta water back as well for later

While that is boiling start the white sauce, melt your butter over a medium heat in a saucepan then add the flour to form a thick paste. Add the Dijon mustard (it needs to be Dijon – English is way to strong and any others just taste odd). Carry on cooking this for a couple of minutes – just keep stirring or it will catch and burn. Turn the heat to low and whisk in the milk a little at a time. Carry on cooking for another 5 minutes once all the milk is in to thicken the sauce. Stir in around 100g of the cheese off the heat, seasoning with salt and pepper. Mix in the cayenne pepper, paprika and chilli flakes (if you are brave enough) and set aside somewhere warm while you do the next step.

Which is to fry off the chorizo over a medium heat for 3 or 4 minutes until it sizzles and the oil comes out of it. Scoop the chorizo out with a slotted spoon and add to the cheese sauce. Lower the heat and fry off the tomatoes in the chorizo oil until the tomatoes are gently singed.

Once the tomatoes are done, start adding the macaroni, peas and tomatoes to the sauce. If the sauce is a little on the thick side, use a splash of the retained pasta cooking water to slacken it off. Give it all a good stir and tip into a baking dish. Top off the macaroni with the remaining cheese that has been mixed with the breadcrumbs and a good sprinkle of paprika and a good grind of salt and pepper. Chuck it in the oven on 180ºC/356ºF/Gas 4 for around 15 minutes until the dish is all nice and bubbly and golden

To Serve
It really doesn't need much other than another scoop full. I think I might just be converted – sort of.

To accompany
A nice white I think maybe a chilled oak Chardonnay or a Gavi possibly.


To read more recipes or add your own Click here

Where are they now ?

Isabelle: Was one of our original members when I first started Psoriasis Club back in in 2010. She did follow over here when I moved to our own hosting and although re-posted a thread from the old forum she disappeared. She last logged-in 02-10-2011.

Isabelle an American living in Germany was our first member using Fumaderm. You can still find her original informative thread about it Here

I honestly don't know what happened to her and I did try making contact for a while, but after getting no reply I decided to leave it. Sometimes it puzzles me why active members just seem to vanish, but their legacy lives on in their posts on our forum and the Fumaderm thread has been read over 62,000 times

*Our members can see Isabelle's profile Here


Easter egg hunt:

Due to Covid regulations this years Easter egg hunt will be a bit different. All eggs will be washed with sanitizer before being hidden, no egg will be within 10 Meters of another egg and any egg not found by curfew will be thrown in the incinerator.

Toilet paper:

We have noticed a bigger demand for toilet paper in the Psoriasis Club toilet block. To help with the economic situation can you all please make sure that you are only taking one sheet per visit and using both sides.


This months Whodunit will feature the murder of a car salesman. Three customers (one male two female) and a ginger cat all have a motive, but as the story unfolds will you be able to solve the mystery ?

See you all next month

Quiz winners

First Of Last
Wooly with R
And Jim with T

Active Member Count
KatT with 968

Post Count
Raxyl with 2404

Where's Herbert
Turnedlight with H4
And Wooley with G4

Caption Competition
KatT with "Well that didn't work! She's still smiling. Next, the water torture cell"

If you would like to take part in the next round or have a suggestion for a quiz See Here


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Psoriasis Club Newsletter

Off topic snippets

We have a very active Off Topic Board and here we share five snippets with our lurkers.

I haven't had a Horlicks for a long time, could I please have one as well
Read more here

Yeah, I think so too... I am getting nowhere like this.
Read more here

Trying to tape the top 20 without getting the DJ talking
Read more here

Like food cooked on natural gas, with a fruity tang
Read more here

Have fun and enjoy the sunflower competition
Read more here

*You will need to be a member and log-in to read these.

Turnedlight's poetry corner

Fat pigeon

That fat pigeon
Edges down
Balancing with his wings
Like a clumsy tightrope walker
He doesn’t have blood tests
Or bills

He wants to get to
The juicy tips
The light green ones
He might drop off his perch
For good
Lights out.

Nearly there
Fresh and lush
Just within reach
Living in the present
Do pigeons worry?
They don’t look worried..

Author Turnedlight

To read more poems or add your own Click Here

Members images

Each month I invite our members to have an image on the newsletter.

This months subject is The Sky

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jiml Weird mackerel sky over Blakeney Norfolk

Wooley Rainbow over the Mediterranean

Caroline Threatening Sky over the flowerbulb area

D Foster I love you

Raxyl Summer Sky

Kat Cloudy Day

JohnB Tropical Island Sunrise

Bill The night Jupiter and Saturn crossed

Mrs Fred Cockling at the moon

Fred Reach for the sky

* All images are property of the member mentioned below the image.

See how to include yours next month Here

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