Seriously, I think you are foolish (perhaps too strong of a word) to continue with your present doctor. He/she is a moron (not too strong of a word). You shouldn't have to school them, they should already be schooled and it sounds like they are thick headed besides, it is not difficult for doctors to keep abreast of the current state of RLS, they just have to want to do it. Obviously your doctor is not keeping up with current research! Find another doctor. The dose you are being given is dangerous, don't take it.
The other thing is, what about you? You don't have to take that huge dose! You have the perfect opportunity to stash hoards of pramipexole! Ween yourself of the high dose slowly and go down to .25 mg (or the smallest dose that works for you). Save the other pills for a time when you might need them. The world is already having terrible problems like natural disasters, governments being overthrown, who knows what can happen to upset the flow of medicines that we need! This way you just take what you need, save the rest, and you lie to your doctor about how much you are taking (you will probably never have to actually lie). I wish I had your problem.
In a way already do. My bottle says to take from .25 to .75 a day. I take .25 a day and stash the other meds. I have 3 bottles of stash of pramipexole. If something happens (even unemployment and no insurance or money) and I am not able to get the meds, I still have several months supply. Your doctor doesn't need to know that you are taking less.
Yeah, I am giving radical counterintuitive advice. Some people always stop at the stop sign no matter what. If you are out and about at 4am in the morning and you come up to a stop sign do you always stop? Rules are made as though they are set in concrete, but actually they are not for all situations, you are your own person, don't always obey.