Due to a genetic condition, I can not drink anymore. However, I understand what you are talking about. When I have a severe panic attack, I feel a "prickly heat" all over. While I understand and in no way judge drinking alcohol in general, it may be something you can't do until you have the anxiety under control. One gets impaired from drinking (and I am not saying drunk, even just buzzed) and those with anxiety can have issues with the feeling of losing control.