Q. I have had restless legs syndrome for as long as I can remember. I was given Mirapex in 2010, and the doctor maximized the dose in 2011. I NEVER gambled or shopped excessively in my life before starting this medication. I have since gambled away my entire savings, lost my marriage, lied about going to work, binge shopped and hid things, which ultimately ruined the life I worked hard to build. I hurt a lot of people with this behavior, but it was all I could think of doing.