It seems that the symptoms that you are describing are more consistent with a very sensitive bodily reaction to alcohol rather than a true alcohol allergy. I recommend discussing this concern with your primary care doctor
. I would be curious to know if you had any type of rash on your body after drinking? Also, did you have any tongue or throat swelling? The word allergic is used often to describe any sensation that makes you not feel "quite right," but a true allergy usually manifests with a rash, swelling of the tongue, mouth, or throat. In extreme cases it can be associated with a high heart rate and often a drop in blood pressure (this is when people are in anaphylaxis). Alcohol is not a very common allergen in food. That being said, many people have varying levels of sensitivity to it, and from what you described it sounds like you may be very sensitive. There is also a very rare condition that can be associated with an unpleasant sensation with alcohol consumption called mast cell disorder. If you have other symptoms, I would check in with your primary care doctor about this possibility. My recommendation would be to take note of the type of alcohol you drank and to avoid that in future given the unpleasant sensation it caused. In addition, I would follow up with your primary care doctor to make sure that the fever
that you had isn't related to another infection that you may be having (such as sore throat
or a pneumonia). Finally, if you have stabbing pains in your chest again that do not subside immediately, please see a doctor or go to the nearest emergency room if you are concerned.