OMG! I have just discovered this sight and what an eye opener! My Dr put me on pramipexole about 4 months ago (0.08mg) and I went from 1 tablet to 2 tablets to now 3 tablets an evening. When I first started taking them I thought I had discovered a miracle, no longer was I writhing around on the sofa or fidgeting in bed (and we are talking - not in a fun way!) but I was calmly sitting enjoying an evening of relaxation rather than the nightly torment of either restless legs or even worse restless arms!!
Also the result of taking these tablets means most evenings I am asleep but hey - come the morning, sometimes as early as 4.30am - I am awake!!!
My Dr had previously tried me on Gabapentin but this showed no benefit at all.
Looking at the other posts I am thinking 'Should I really be taking this medicine?! Am I heading for a nightmare a bit further down the road?!!'. I am sure if I went to my GP and said I was augmenting (which it looks as if I might be) he will probably just try me on something else.
I am very disappointed in the information that has to come to light as I really was hoping I had found something to take away the symptoms of this awful syndrome as I have now been suffering on and off with this for over 40 years.