Does anyone get anxiety from drinking? It is weird, whenever I have a few drinks my heart is pounding and I get anxiety symptoms. My neck feels tight, heart pounding and I can't stay sleep. Its weird because it happens a lot when I specifically drink when I'm going through things. It really doesn't do this much if I'm not stressed out but if I'm having a stressful month or time whenever I drink my heart pounds fast and it can feel scary.