Is Syncope Common?

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I have high blood pressure and take Terrazosin (5mg) daily to adjust my blood pressure.  I have been having
dizzy spells for a week, especially when I stand up or lay down.  I have not lost consciousness.  My bp has not dropped below normal.  I have been feeling a bit shaky and weak.  Do you have suggestions?
You should  conduct 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
Sometimes when I have a bowel movement I get cramps prior to and nearly pass out. I get cold sweats from head to toe and have to lie down. Once I have the BM I normally feel better. Is this Syncope?
What's your blood pressure? Is it normal?
As long as you were conscious, it's not syncope.
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