My name is Andrew and I am a recovering dizzaholic.
Dizzyness: The term is fairly vague, and can include a number of more specific conditions, ranging from harmless to life-threatening. One of the most common causes of dizziness is rapid spinning; this cause lent its name to the famous baseball pitcher Dizzy Dean of the St Louis Cardinals, whose windup while throwing the ball caused him to spin completely around.
Dizzaholism is a dependency on being dizzy; characterized by a strong craving to spin around in a circle very quickly. Sometimes those with the disorder will lead the sufferer to also use mechanical means such as an office chair or a park roundabout. Dizzaholism can be harder to break and significantly more damaging than dependence on most other addictive substances.
It usually affects young girls aged between 3-8 and boys aged 5-11, but if left untreated can lead onto harder forms of pursuit such as roller-coaster riding, motorbike riding and in extreme cases things like basejumping and skydiving.
I believe that it is a scourge in our community, only this afternoon I saw the brutal effects of Dizzaholism when a 6 year old girl spun around, fell over and began to cry. Clearly yet another innocent victim and one so young.
We must act quickly to end this terrible shadow on society or otherwise thousands of people may succumb and yes, even spill their ice-cream cones onto the pavement of despair.