My GAD and health anxiety started after a relatively nasty ear infection. I went on antibiotics and stopped drinking for a while. A buddy had his 21st birthday and we went to the bar. After 1 beer, I felt pretty buzzed as if I had 3-4. The next weekend, I went to a wedding. After half a beer, I felt the same way with added lightheadedness, headache, and nausea. This was about 2 months ago and I've been afraid to drink ever since. I'm now on lexapro, so it would be a bad idea anyways.
My question isn't whether or not I should drink. I'm more afraid that this suggests a bigger underlying problem. Does anyone have any ideas? For reference, I'm 22 6ft 180lbs. Before these problems started I was able to drink 6-8 beers and feel pretty good.