I've been on Copaxone for 5 months now. I use the auto-inject thing every day because I really didn't want to have look at the needle when I poked myself with it! I messed up a couple of shots early on, like I forgot to pull the red cap thing off the injector so when I pushed the trigger all the medication just squirted into the bottom of the injector, nice huh?! But now I'd consider myself a pro, it only takes me a couple of minutes to prepare and give myself the injection each day. I do it at night, part of my getting ready for bed routine. I actually take 5 of the shots out of the refrigerator at a time and put them in my little blue packet and keep them in my bathroom medicine cabinet. This way I don't forget to take it out of the fridge every day. But on those days when I do forget, I've got a funny method of "microwaving" the injection...I put the syringe under my boob! I guess gravity and old age are good for something sometimes! Everyone has already said, the hip and the tummy are the best sites, hurt the least and don't leave lumps or bruises. My legs always seem to bleed and bruise and my arms get lumps so I don't like to do it there. I do think the Copaxone is helping me, I haven't had a really bad flare up since March and that for me is a very good thing! You'll get used to doing this, it will just be like brushing your teeth after a while. Hang in there and keep us posted on how you do. Good luck.