I can relate, big time...sad isn't it. I miss french bread!
I've been almost gluten free for quite some time. Had to add some of that back in for my celiac test. Boy, I felt bad...almost instantly. Test came back negative (which I knew it would), but I'm going back to the way I ate prior to the test. I felt so much better. Sure seems like a lot of people lately are becoming (or have been) intolerant or sensitive to wheat/gluten stuff and are just now finding that out. Very strange if you ask me.
Btw, it is rather pricey for the GF stuff...have you picked up a loaf of GF bread? It's like holding a brick! My grocery store actually carries a substantial amount of GF products -- cheaper than the health food store, but still a bit pricey.
I still want my french bread though!!!