Welcome to to forum, AnneSommers! I'm sorry that you are dealing with this, but there are many experienced members here who can share their experiences and advice.
Several members talk about
slurred speech, facial paralysis, and difficulty pronouncing words, but I'm not sure if everyone knows the term "dysarthria," so just to make sure that people know what you mean, here's Mayo Clinic's definition:
"Dysarthria occurs when the muscles you use for speech are weak or you have difficulty controlling them. Dysarthria often causes slurred or slow speech that can be difficult to understand. Common causes of dysarthria include nervous system disorders and conditions that cause facial paralysis or tongue or throat muscle weakness. Treating the underlying cause of your dysarthria may improve your speech. You may also need speech therapy."
Because of the etymological roots, I remember when I first saw the term, I thought it meant joint dysfunction, so I wanted to make sure you didn't end up with a bunch of replies about
joint issues, in case people make the same mistake I did.
I have not had this symptom, but I have had many other debilitating neurological symptoms from Lyme. They do usually resolve with treatment! Do you have an LLMD that you are working with on a treatment plan?