I am a 23 year old female and I have been drinking fairly regularly since I was about 19/20. In the past year or so I have started drinking a moderate/heavy amount; however, in the past week or so after only 1 drink I turn bright red and blotchy on my face/neck/shoulders/chest, I feel very warm, my breathing is a little disrupted and I think my pulse picks up. This happened with wine and hard alcohol (after only 1 drink) and needless to say, after the one drink I stopped and drank a ton of water. About a half hour after I stop drinking and drink about a liter of water I am back to normal. I have not drank for about a week now; however, I am not sure if I need to go on a detox of some kind, stop drinking altogether or detox then only drink very moderately.
Anyone else have anything similar?
I've seen other posts similar, but none with women my age that have developed something so quickly. I'd go to the allergist (or well, I will in the fall), but I am abroad and I would have to pay a large sum upfront without knowing if i'd get the money back.