That's a loaded question...lol. It definitely does turn up the thermostat particularly when you first start taking it and if you are on high doses. I was taking 60mg and the nurses kept trying to cover me up in the 4 months I was in hospitals and I kept ripping the covers off. Just one of many side effects but it is definitely an energy saving one.
MCTD (lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, Barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in skiing, tai, chi, hiking, golf. Meds: prednisone 2.5mg, imuran 25mg, amlodipine, benazapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide and various supplements and vitamins.
Remain optimistic and you can overcome the odds.