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May 2021

Hello everyone,

This month we celebrate Psoriasis Club's 11th birthday. We still hold the same values that we started with 11 years ago of providing a friendly safe forum for people living with psoriasis, and we have kept our promise of never getting involved in the money side of things. Psoriasis Club has not and never will accept donations or advertisements and that is why we are still the only fully independent psoriasis website.

Also I'm pleased to announce that we have achieved a milestone of 200,000 posts on the forum thanks to our active members. Over the years I have witnessed such a vast amount of conversations amongst our members, and one thing that always shows in those conversations is the genuine support and respect for each other ................. I take my hat off to all of you.

Some of you may remember I posted last year that I had made my mind up to keep Psoriasis Club going whilst I was capable of running it See Here That still stands today, I haven't lost my marbles yet and I already have the next two years of funding in place. So I hope you will all join me on our 11th birthday and toast to a bright future for Psoriasis Club.

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

Skyrizi goes for psoriatic arthritis

The submissions were supported by two pivotal Phase 3 studies, which evaluated Skyrizi in adults with active psoriatic arthritis including those ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Taltz vs seven other bio treatments for psoriasis

Eli Lilly say their Taltz (Ixekizumab) delivers more cumulative days with completely clear skin for adults with psoriasis compared to ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Bimekizumab phase 3 studies in psoriasis

The Phase 3b BE RADIANT study compared the efficacy and safety of bimekizumab to secukinumab in adults with moderate to severe ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Otezla phase 3 advance trial results

Amgen today announced Otezla (apremilast) improved measures of disease severity in adults with mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis regardless of their ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Deucravacitinib for psoriasis phase 3 data

Bristol Myers Squibb Presents Positive Data from Two Pivotal Phase 3 Psoriasis Studies Demonstrating Superiority of Deucravacitinib Compared to ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Tapinarof for psoriasis phase 3 data

Dermavant Sciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative therapeutics in immuno-dermatology ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Lilly drops out of IL-23 psoriasis race

While the OASIS program generated positive results for mirikizumab with safety and efficacy similar to other IL-23p19s, the company no longer plans to ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Jean’s Skilarence Journey

Am really nervous of the side effects especially the cramps and diarrhoea. But having read some of the experiences on the forum am feeling a bit more hopeful that I wil ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

New to this site

I've had psoriasis in various degrees over the past 30+ years, and mostly been able to keep it under somewhat control with steroid cream, UVB therapy or puva baths, up to the ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

New here Wintrman

Up until now, I have been given dovobet ointment, with mixed results. Right now I am reading all I can to learn about different treatments so I can go to my doctor with lots of ..........
Read the full post and members comments Here

Poll: Has psoriatic arthritis affected your life?

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

Stats from last month

On the forum we have 31 New Threads and 1658 New Posts

Welcome to our new members....

treenamac - vrwood - kmagnant - Ruggy - Wintrman - Jean

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.

Associate the song with the movie (multiple choice)

Song: Movie:

#1: Happy by Pharrell Williams #A: 8 Miles

#2: Kiss From a Rose by Seal #B: Titanic

#3: Stay (I Missed You) by Lisa Loeb #C: Moulin Rouge

#4: Born Slippy by Underworld #D: Charlie's Angels

#5: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston #E: Trainspotting

#6: Lose Yourself by Eminem #F: Reality Bites

#7: Lady Marmelade by Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Maya #G: Batman Forever

#8: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith #H: Despicable Me 2

#9: Independent Women by Destiny's Child #I: The Bodyguard

#10: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion #J: Armageddon

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

Members recommendations: Each month I ask our members to come up with a music recommendation on a theme. This month it's Cover
Raxyl suggested: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Steve Void, Koosen, Fruits Music
Kat suggested: Ol'Red by Blake Shelton
D Foster suggested: Billie Jean by Chris Cornell
JohnB suggested: Nothing Else Matters by Gregorian
Turnedlight suggested: Always on My Mind by Pet Shop Boys
jiml suggested: Mr. Bojangles by Nina Simone
Caroline suggested: Ain't No Sunshine by Canen
Wooley suggested: Tainted Love by Soft Cell
Fred suggested: The Ballad of Lucy Jordan by Marianne Faithfull
Mrs Fred suggested: Keep on Dancing by Bay City Rollers
KatT suggested: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps by Cake

Listen on: Deezer | Spotify

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

Johnb's Recipe Spot

Lamb with Orzo and Feta

The very best Spring Lamb will by now be a little diminished, but there will still be some good stuff still around. This coupled with the fact that Mrs John had an odd penchant to buy a bag of Orzo pasta every time she went shopping for a few weeks means we were kind of overstocked with it and needed a decent recipe to combine the two and this came into Mrs Johns sight and very tasty it is too.

So go find yourself (this should serve 4)

Around 400g of Lamb steak cut into smallish chunks – 15 to 20mm cubed
A large sliced onion
a couple of de-seeded and sliced green Bell Peppers
A 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
3 or 4 fat cloves of garlic finely chopped
¼ teaspoon of chilli powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon tomato puree
2 teaspoons dried oregano
125ml of Fred's best Merlot (red wine)
A chicken stock cube
A stick of cinnamon
A couple of bay leaves
200g of Orzo
A lemon
A fat handful of fresh spinach
100g Feta Cheese

Time for some work
Start off stoking your oven to a balmy 180ºC/356ºF/Gas 4. In a large lidded ovenproof dish, start off browning your lamb in a little oil (we use rapeseed oil) until it is nice and browned off. Do a bit at a time so the heat isn’t sucked out of the dish and the lamb ends up stewing instead of sealing. Set to one side while you fry off the onion peppers and garlic until it starts to soften then add the ground spices. Cook for a further couple of minutes then add Fred's Merlot and reintroduce the lamb. Reduce the wine by simmering a little then stir in the tomato puree. Crumble the stock cube into 600ml of boiling water and add to the dish. Give it a good stir add the cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Chuck into the oven for an hour, stirring half way through. When the hour is up, stir the Orzo into the mix and stick back in the oven for another 20 minutes, yep you guessed it give it a good stir half way through. When its done it wants to look like a sloppy risotto. Remove and discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick, mix in the spinach into the dish, it doesn’t need cooking it will wilt down naturally. Add the juice from half the lemon give it yet another good stirring them crumble over the Feta Cheese.

To Serve
Best served from the dish at the dining table. A nice green or a Greek salad would go nicely with it.

To accompany
It might sound odd, but I think a nice long cold Hi-ball filled with ice, a couple of shots of Ouzo and topped up with your favourite cold mineral water would work well .

To read more recipes or add your own Click here

Where are they now ?

JustJess: Joined Psoriasis Club in 2011 and she was in big need of some support, you can see her first thread Here It is a bit long but well worth a read if you want to understand how some people feel with psoriasis.

I'm pleased to say that our members did help Jess and she soon started giving a welcome to new members that posted an introduction, she also started getting involved in the off topic threads which was nice as it's not always easy for new members at first. But she soon found not only are our members very supportive, they are also very friendly.

Jess last logged-in June 2012 and was never seen again. At Psoriasis Club we respect peoples privacy, though I did try contacting her to make sure she was ok or to see if she had any problems with Psoriasis Club but she didn't respond. I think it was around that time that I came up with the saying "They come they go"

*Our members can see Jess's profile Here


Pip spitting challenge:

Get your name down for this years "Pip Spitting Challenge" As last year there will be 12 Spit Offs till we get down to the final two. You are reminded to bring your own helmets, we don't want an episode like last year do we.

Sun beacons:

Would you like to take part in our "Sun Beacon" test ? The idea is that if you have a lot of sunshine you point a mirror to the next beacon, if we get enough we could give sunlight to all our members throughout the year.

See you all next month

Quiz winners

First Of Last
Kat with R

Active Member Count
KatT with 963

Post Count
Turnedlight with 2101

Where's Herbert
Jim with A3

Caption Competition
Wooley with "Oh look! A world without coronavirus"

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.

Too late spilt red wine all down my shirt
Read more here

We need to get the tables and chairs out
Read more here

You look as sick as a Skegness donkey
Read more here

Destroy all evidence that you tried
Read more here

Indeed this exact number is playable
Read more here

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

Turnedlight's poetry corner

The cherry trees

The cherry trees come into blossom
And the fruit look all juicy and red
But the birds never stop
Til they’ve munched all the crop
So I’ll get mine in Sainsbury’s instead

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 Glass

*Click on image to see full size

Raxyl Nightcap

Caroline Glass house for the production of flowers

jiml Playing with a glass ball and camera

D Foster Arches of glass

KatT Where did I leave my glasses

Wooley My favourite type of glass

Kat Glass Horse

Mrs Fred Waterford Crystal

Fred Window of the haunted château

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

See how to include yours next month Here

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Birthday Treats

Columnists Wanted

Do you have what it takes to come up with a column for the Psoriasis Club Newsletter ?

As you can see we currently have three regular columnists Turnedlight (poetry) JohnB (recipes) KatT (music) but we always have room for more should you want to have a go.

You can have a regular slot or a one off piece, and as long as it fits in with our rules for posting on the forum then you are welcome to put your idea forward.

I'm mostly looking for something away from psoriasis as we prefer that to be kept on the forum where others can chip in, so anything you know about or interested in would work.

To give you an idea:

  • Your hobby
  • A film review
  • Monthly joke
  • Tip of the month
  • Short story
  • Horoscopes
  • History
  • Recycling
  • A quiz

Anyway you get the idea and the list is endless, so If you would like to give it a try get in touch with me and let's see if we can get you in the next edition.

Contact me via PM, use the contact form or post in This thread