We took our 2 1/2 year old daughter's pacifier away over 2 weeks ago. The first few nights were hard but we got through it. She is no longer asking for it, but she CAN NOT sleep without it. Bedtime is 8pm and last night she laid in her bed until after 11:30, no crying just could not soothe herself to sleep. Then she is up at 5am and can't fall back asleep, with a 2 hour hap daily she is getting less than 8 hours of sleep and is a zombie, yet, she cannot soothe herself to sleep.
I am at the point of giving it back to her only in her bed, because the lack of sleep far outweighs the pacifier.