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Friday, August 22, 2014
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Closing my Upper Lip Over my Lower Lip
I`m a 48, almost 49, year-old woman. Attractive, professional. I have a twitch (I guess thats what it is). I often roll my upper lip inward over my lower lip. My fiancee thought at first he was kissing me to hard or his whiskers were aggravating my lip, but I`ve had this for a long time. (Especially when after I shower and making my face and doing my hair before work.) Is this some form of body language I`m not aware of or just a nervous twitch of some kind? Would like to stop.
This could be nothing more than a habit. Once you are aware, you can consciously work to change it every time you notice yourself doing it. Certainly doesn't sound like any subtle body language to me.
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati