Femara SE's

Hi there

I’m posting this on behalf on my 82-year-old Mum who’s just been diagnosed. She’s been taking Femara for 3 months and is finding the joint pain and stiffness associated with this drug difficult to cope with. Anyone got suggestions on how to relieve the pain etc?



Hi Sylvia and welcome to the BCC forums

I am sure your fellow users will be along soon with valuable support and shared experiences to offer. In addition you and your Mum are welcome to call our helpline for further support and information on 0808 800 6000. the line is open weekdays 9-5 and Sat 9-2.

Here’s the link to the BCC Femara publication which you may find useful:


Best wishes

I have found that taking a joint pain supplement that includes Glucosamine + Chondroitin + MSN works well. From reading on here years ago it seems that taking a supplement with only 1 or 2 of these active ‘ingredients’ is not so beneficial. Also Evening Primrose Oil may help?

Thanks Nicky, much appreciated. At the moment I really don’t know what to do to help her.