I had childhood asthma and can share my experience.Hi thanks for the reply! I was reading the waiver regarding asthma/inhaler/advair usage and it said you can get it waived as long as you pass the PFT and MCT. For your case did they give you a NAMI waiver for just doing the PFT? Also, did you do this before, during, or after MEPS?
I was familiar with the NAMI waiver process and went ahead with getting the PFT and MCT done before OCS. The tests were complete at a naval hospital, but no waiver in hand yet.
Fast forward 11 months and I'm sitting at medical in OCS and the flight doc wanted to do the tests all over again. After some back and forth he accepted my previous tests and told me they're just barely valid. A requirement came out that year requiring PFTs and MCTs be completed within one year of waiver submission.
Another fun fact, MEPS doesn't route waivers to NAMI. BUMED will compare your entry physical to NAMI's waiver guidelines and give you the greenlight for SNA/SNFO if they think you meet the criteria. BUMED declined my first physical for a misinterpretation of the NAMI waiver guidelines, but that's another story for another time. Your official waivers are routed at OCS.
If you're worried about the tests and want to gauge what they're like before OCS then try them before arriving. If you are familiar with them and aren't concerned then don't waste your time.
I'm happy I knocked it out before OCS because the MCT was no joke for me. YMMV.