These symptoms were not related to alcohol. These are the symptoms of an allergic reaction
to a bee sting
. In particular your thick tongue. I assume you mean swollen tongue
. Taking Benadryl
was the correct action as this would have reduced the reaction. Even though someone may have been stung by a bee before and had no adverse effects, subsequent stings can cause an allergic reaction which can be life-threatening.
In your case, you appear to have fully recovered. I would like to suggest you explain your symptoms to your doctor. If I was seeing you, I would consider giving you an Epipen to carry always which is an epinephrine
auto-injection syringe. In future, if you get stung by a bee, it would be advisable to use the pen to avoid serious reactions. If you would like any further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr K A Pottinger,