Why would your drivers side window go down but stop when you try to bring it up so you need to wait a few minutes until it works for a little and then stops again?

Sounds like the window motor is going on you. Same problem on my Grand AM passenger side, you can help pull the window up so your doing most of the work until you get a new motor though. Power windows work on the vehicles electrical system. Most power windows have either a fuse or relay in the electrical circuit. Check to see if the fuse or relay has gone bad first, this also will prevent the windows from operating.