Save yourself the headache.
I'm a mechanic, and it sounds like a fuel delivery problem to me. I would suggest just takin it to a garage you trust and having the fuel pump and filter done. Just get it over with. Youll probly never have to deal with it again.
Spend the money, it's a good investment anyway.
Losing hours at work? Taxes up on your paycheck? Having trouble finding a doctor? Your kids trashy?
You voted for it... Stop complaining.