Hi awtf, no need to be shy! And we're all awkward (no? Just me then).
What Gus tells you three times is true - Pramipexole can lead to compulsive behaviour. And you'll be the last one to realise it - so make sure your carer, o/h, best friends know about the possibilities and will be brave enough to tell you what's going on - in which case, get yourslef off to your GP pronto.
I've been on the max dose of Pramipexole for best part of three years, and a jolly useful drug it is. Received wisdom is that it's a good starter drug, and can delay the need for levodopa which was thought to be a Good Thing. Latest studies, however, show that there's not really any advantage and you might as well start on levodopa.
PWP are really very different clinically speaking, and drugs that suit one can be horrendous for another. You may be given the opportnity to try out different combinations t osee what suits you best. Or, like me, you'll find it's all very general, and one drug is much the same as another. Oh the joys.