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Psoriasis Club Newsletter

September 2020

Welcome to your September newsletter.

Hi, I hope you enjoy your September newsletter, September to me is when the school children go back to school and the Summer winds down towards Autumn, but this year has been so different around the world as Covid-19 has changed all our lives in some ways as we try to survive the pandemic. As always I hope your psoriasis is keeping under control if not come in and have a chat about it. There is a lot of knowledge of the disease on the forum and sometimes sharing your experiences with others can help with coping

If you fancy a non psoriasis chat we have lots of threads in the off topic section including the chatting thread where you can write about anything and someone will soon reply. You can access it Here.

The off topic has been as busy as ever and games and quiz board is proving very popular . Why not pop in and have a bit of fun. Games and Quizzes Here.

If you're a guest feel free to browse through the links here and join if you want to see more. Some off topic items may not be available for guests but all the health boards are.
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This months stats

9 New Members | 30 New Threads | 1088 New Posts

This months new members

Lulu - hedens11 - Deep patagonia - mr2000 - TamaraG - alex1092 - JackieR1123 - Chloe Mary - colin

New Introductions and updates

shaidaw wrote

I've visited here several times, but never posted. It helps tremendously to have a forum like this not only for information but for emotional support as well - knowing others are experiencing the same problem and not giving up. I have flare ups on the soles of my feet and occasionally on my hands. The disease started 15 years ago, and it was after I took a course of antibiotics for an infection on my foot. I haven't tried any of the biologics. Click here to read more

Chloe Mary wrote

Hi guys
I am so glad i found this group!

Only yesterday I had bloods done to see if i can start Skilarence! I hope I can! I have had Psoriasis since 2016 ( got it after strep throat) , not nearly as terrible as some people but it is certinaly enough to effect my emotional status & outfit choice!!!

Some days I wake up & think Feck it Ill wear the short dress, but other days I just cant do it!! I have tried to change my diet, I have tried every topical treatment under the sun & I have had Light therapy ( worked well the first time, just not the second!!)

I am due to be married next July & I really hope I can have this under control by then! I am scared about the potential side effects of the drug but if I dont try Ill never know! Click here to read more

To read more or to start a thread about your treatment or update your own ........... Click here

Psoriasis News and other related items

Following on from this notice Cosentyx gets positive opinion from (CHMP) for use with Psoriasis in Children

read more here

Novataris have now announced

Novartis have announced the European Commission (EC) has granted the approval for Cosentyx (secukinumab) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years.

The recommended dose for children up to 50 kg is 75 mg (without a lower weight restriction), and 150 mg for children 50 kg and over (150 mg as a starting dose, which may be increased to 300 mg, if needed).
See here

Members treatments, questions and comments

Following on from Chloe Mary's intro above

I was approved!! (for Skilarence) woohoo.. It has been sent to my chemist so wil have it in a few days and its covered by my health insurance ( always a win)

I have a question though! Should i be taking supplements or anything at the same time? Maybe someone taking it can tell me!!

More here

Emiliano's writes of his journey with cosentyx

Hola everyone,
My name is Emiliano. Just started Cosentyx 5 days ago.

I Got Psoriasis in 2012 after a car crash (was told it usually triggers after a traumatic event). Tried everything:
Lotions, foams, creams, diets, Methotrexate, UVB, psychoanalysis, "magic new age" therapies. The curve never stopped going up. More and more by the day.

About 2 month ago, got approvement from my health plan. Before starting, a few general checking (Cholesterol, heart rate, glucemia, etc...), and a reinforcement on vaccines (influenza, Hepatitis, tetanus).

I'm 37 years old, in a decent shape. Run about 20k a week. Got my Quarentine/winter belly (It's cold and dry down here in Patagonia), no more than that. Read more here

Want more?

A lot of members only threads and journals have been updated, come and see if there are more replies on your thread ... why not log-in and have a quick look around.

Off Topic Board | Members Photo's | The Ask Threads

*There are other members only boards. But as it depends on how many posts you have made and what group you are in I won't add them here. The only way to see them is to make more posts.

Music with KatT

Welcome to music with KatT: Where you can test your knowledge on music and see other member's music recommendation!

Music Quiz: Score 1 point for each correct answer.

Can you name the backing bands who performed with these artists? (multiple choice)

Artist: Band:

#1: Martha Reeves and the #A: News

#2: Gladys Knight and the #B: Sunshine Band

#3: Huey Lewis and the #C: Banshees

#4: KC and the #D: Heartbreakers

#5: Siouxsie and the #E: Vandellas

#6: Katrina and the #F: Bad Seeds

#7: Tom Petty and the #G: Miami Sound Machine

#8: Gloria Estefan and the #H: Range

#9: Nick Cave and the #I: Pips

#10: Bruce Hornsby and the #J: Waves

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

Members recommendations: Each month I ask our members to come up with a music recommendation on a theme. This month it's Justice.
Raxyl suggested: I Fought the Law by Dead Kennedys
D Foster suggested: Jailhouse Rock by Elvis
jiml suggested: Miss Otis Regrets by Kirsty MacColl
Kat suggested: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Reba McIntyre
Grizzly Bear suggested: I Fought the Law by The Crickets
Caroline suggested: The Letters by King Crimson
wooleyb suggested: Holloway Jail by The Kinks
Fred suggested: Tough Justice by Blues Saraceno
Mrs Fred suggested: Mighty Sword of Justice by Tom Robinson
JohnB suggested: The Streets of San Francisco by Barclay James Harvest
KatT suggested: The Judge by Twenty One Pilots

Listen on: Deezer | Spotify

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

Johnb's Recipe Spot

This Month Macaroni and Prawn Bake

I just fancy a bit of pasta. Anyone want to join me?
I thought for a change I would try something a little different, how does this sound?
This should feed four.

As it takes the longest I suggest you make a batch of Béchamel Sauce first so. . . .

Gently melt around 2 tablespoons of butter in a sauce pan and mix in a shy ¼ cup of flour. Keep it moving over a medium heat to cook the flour out a bit then start to add around 300ml (½ pint) of milk, using a whisk to stop it from lumping up. Once its all nicely mixed, throw in;
2 tablespoons of finely chopped shallots,
Half dozen peppercorns,
2 parsley sprigs
A couple of bay leaves
Some dried thyme and season with some salt to taste.

Simmer it for around 15 minutes and keep stirring. Once done strain through a coarse sieve, you want the peppercorns and bay leaves out. The onions can stop in they wont affect the dish.

Did you know Béchamel Sauce can stick to a non stick pan?
I do now!

Right down to the main bit -
In a pan of heavily salted water cook off around 350g (3 cups) of macaroni until barely cooked, still quite firm to the bite. Drain and toss in a couple of tablespoons of butter to stop the macaroni from congealing together into a gooey mass. If your timing is off cover and keep warm. Try to keep a cup of the water back to use to slacken the sauce off a bit when you mix it all together.

While the pasta is cooking finely slice a couple of bulbs of Fennel and fry off in a little olive oil for 3 or 4 minutes. Then add about 175g (6oz) of sliced mushrooms and fry off for a few more minutes. Stir in 175g (6oz) of cooked prawns (ready to eat or frozen are fine), sprinkle with a healthy pinch of Cayenne Pepper then toss all the fried stuff into the pasta. Add the Béchamel Sauce and give it a good mix. Use a bit of the retained pasta water if needed.

Turn it all out into a greased ovenproof dish, grate over a load of Parmesan or Pecorino Romano. Then half a couple of tomatoes and slice them and arrange around the edge of the dish. Brush the tomatoes with a little olive oil and sprinkle some dried oregano over the tomatoes.
Bung it into a hot oven at 180C/350F/Gas mark 4 for 25 minutes until nice and golden brown and bubbling hot.

Serve straight away.

To go with this I think a nice lightly chilled Gavi would work quite nicely.

Now who wants to wash up and chisel the stuck on Béchamel Sauce off my best sauce pan?

To read more recipes or add your own Click here

Members Photos

I'm always pleased when members submit photos for use in the newsletter and each month our members can choose 1 image to show on the newsletter and I'm always pleased to add them. This months theme is Weather

1 / 10
Johnb And on the horizon a hurricane
2 / 10
Fred Head in the clouds
3 / 10
jiml Storm Clouds at Sunset
4 / 10
Mrs Fred Storm arriving
5 / 10
D Foster Dusk looking towards Bills Mothers
6 / 10
Raxyl Melbourne Dawn
7 / 10
Wooleyb A rainy day in Paris
8 / 10
Caroline The bringer of rain
9 / 10
Grizzly Bear Sunrise on Exmoor
10 / 10
Kat Backyard rainbow

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

See more members photos Here


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Psoriasis Club Newsletter


These members have a birthday this month showing in their profile. Maybe you would like to send them a PM on their special day. Off Topic

6th September Rini Mishra

Happy Birthday to you.

Poetry section

Turnedlights poetry corner

I'm Angry

I’m angry with a virus
Frustrated in the street
Only so much patience for the
People that I meet
I’m hot under my mask
Can’t wait to take it off
But for now it’s staying on
To look around the shop

When someone coughs
We all look up
To see who has offended
We mutter
Move away and sigh
This shopping trip has ended

Then there’s the dance
We all have learned
Trying hard to stay apart
I’ll move here
And you go there
It’s something of a farce

And had you told me
Just last year
How much life would be changing
I wouldn’t fully understand
The life we led
Was ending

It’s amazing how we do adapt
Forget things very fast
But I don’t remember feeling
Quite so angry in the past
We’re hoping for a vaccine
A return to what we lost
All we can do is wait it out
And hope it doesn’t last

Author Turnedlight

To read more poems or add your own Click Here

Thought of the month

To see more thoughts of the day Click Here

Psoriasis Myths and History

There are lots of Myths about Psoriasis here are some of the most common ones

1: Psoriasis is only a skin disease. Fact: Psoriasis is actually an immune-system disease that causes abnormal growth of skin cells. A normal skin cell matures in 28 to 30 days and is shed from the skin's surface, but a psoriatic skin cell matures and moves to the surface in only three to four days, resulting in an excess of cells, which form raised lesions.

2: Psoriasis is the result of poor hygiene. Fact: Researchers have found no link between the disease and hygiene. Again, psoriasis is an immune-system disease; it can be triggered by various factors, including weather, stress, infections, skin trauma, and certain medications.

3: Psoriasis is curable. Fact: Psoriasis is a lifelong condition for which scientists currently have no cure. That said, the condition can be managed through proper treatment.

4: Psoriasis is easy to diagnose. Fact: Unfortunately, it can be difficult to diagnose psoriasis, and the disease is often mistaken for skin conditions such as eczema. In a National Psoriasis Foundation patient-membership survey, 48 percent of respondents stated that their psoriasis had been mistaken by others for a different disease or condition

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Quiz Winners

First Of Last
KatT with D

Active Member Count
Jiml with 960

Post Count
Caroline with 1423

Where's Herbert
Dave with F3 and Kat with G4

Caption Competition
Caroline with So sad this horizontal striping, she would look a lot slimmer in the vertical stripes that I wear

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