I have had a nurse come once a week to inject the Avonex because I am scared of needles and the side effects were horrible, chills, fever, pain, etc... I had every side effect that you could imagine, it got so bad that I was ready to stop the medication. But my dr has put me on copaxone, I don't know how I am going to be able to do this myself - is it hard? Are there any side effects?