I am so proud of you!!!! Way to go. I use copaxone too and I do not use the auto-inject. I have never had a problem with the injections. The local reaction got better for me after a week or so. I don't even think about it anymore. occassionally, I will get a little tight and wheezy but usually there is no reaction other than just a bit of pain. Good luck with your other meds and insurance.
I am ready for another classic 'Bonnie and the fire fighter training' story. Keep 'em coming! I love them!!
Love and prayers